Efficacy of Task-specific Training in Physical Activity Level Post-stroke

Recruiting

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- have a clinical diagnosis of first or recurrent stroke more than six months since the onset of their strokes;
- are older than 19 years of age;
- are able to independently walk 10 m with or without walking aid devices;
- have tone of elbow flexor muscles below 4 on modified Ashworth scale;
- are inactive or insufficient, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria;
- get medical permission for physical activity practice

Exclusion Criteria

- have severe cognitive deficits, as assessed by the mini-mental state exam and/or language problems (comprehensive afasia), as evaluated by simple motor commands ("lift your nonparetic upper limb and open your hand"), which might prevent them from following instructions during the data collection and/or the interventions;
- have history of severe heart disease and/or uncontrolled blood pressure;
- have pain and/or other adverse health conditions which might affect the performance in the intervention program, such as vestibular disturbances, severe arthritis, or other neurological disorders.