Fit For Function: A Community Wellness Program for Persons With Stroke

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Building on an earlier pilot study, this randomized controlled trial will compare the effectiveness of a 12 week community YMCA-based wellness program specifically designed for people with stroke (Fit for Function) to a standard YMCA membership.

Detailed Description

The program will be delivered through a partnership between McMaster University, the YMCA and Hamilton Health Sciences/ the Brant Community Healthcare System/ the Niagara Health System. Participants will exercise three times a week and receive weekly education about how to take care of themselves after a stroke. The YMCA staff who deliver the program will have specialized training about how to help people with a stroke exercise safely and effectively. The hospital within each region will provide specialized on-site physiotherapy consultative support. The comparator standard YMCA membership will include typical sessions with a wellness coach who has basic safety training regarding stroke and exercise.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Fit For Function Program Other
    Intervention Desc: A 12-week YMCA-based wellness program for persons with stroke, consisting of 2 group exercise sessions, one gym exercise session and one education session per week with trained instructors
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Fit For Function Program
    Description: A 12-week YMCA-based wellness program for persons with stroke, consisting of 2 group exercise sessions, one gym exercise session and one education session per week with trained instructors.
  • Standard YMCA membership Other
    Intervention Desc: A 12 week standard YMCA membership.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Standard YMCA membership
    Description: A 12 week standard YMCA membership.

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Health Services Research
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Change in the Reintegration to Normal Living Index (RNL) from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in The Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity (RAPA) score from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in The Short Portable Performance Tests (SPPT) score from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in The Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT) from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in Strength: Grip and Knee extension from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in The EQ-5D score from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) score from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in The Body Mass Index (BMI) score from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in Blood lipid levels from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in blood glucose levels from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Change in blood inflammatory markers from baseline baseline, 12 weeks, 24 weeks No
Secondary Healthcare Utilization Questionnaire 0- 24 weeks No

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