Evaluation of an Intervention Program Targeted at Improving Balance and Functional Skills After Stroke

Completed

Phase 2 Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of this study is to evaluate a 5-week intervention program targeted at improving balance and functional skills for people with stroke.

Detailed Description

Many people with stroke experience a deterioration in balance and a functional decline due to hemiplegic muscle strength. This tend to restrict the persons activity in daily life and also leads to a low falls self efficacy.
High intensity exercise have shown to be effective for improving strength and balance for older people in general living in residential care facilities. It is interesting to see if this high intensity exercise also is applicable in the older stroke population.
Comparison: An intervention group receives three training sessions per week and one theory session per week during 5 weeks, compared to a control group that receives one theory session per week during 5 weeks.

Conditions

Interventions

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Patient Involvement

An intervention group receives three training sessions per week and one theory session per week during 5 weeks, compared to a control group that receives one theory session per week during 5 weeks.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Improvement in balance.
Secondary Reduced falls; improved self-efficacy; improved ADL; improved walking ability.
Primary Improvement in balance post, 3 & 6 months Yes
Secondary Reduced falls post, 3 & 6 months Yes
Secondary Improved self-efficacy post, 3 & 6 months Yes
Secondary Improved ADL post, 3 & 6 months Yes
Secondary Improved walking ability post, 3 & 6 months Yes

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