Health Promotion and Wellness Program for Stroke Survivors


Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- physician-confirmed unilateral ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke
- at least 6 weeks post-stroke
- physician consent to participate
- BMI between 25 to 40 kg/m2
- stable weight for the past 4 weeks

Exclusion Criteria

- heart disease (i.e., myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass grafting or valve replacement during the past 3 months, serious cardiac arrhythmias, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and severe aortic stenosis)
- pulmonary embolus,
- uncontrolled blood pressure (i.e., 140/90 mmHg) or diabetes (fasting blood sugar levels > 125 mg/dl)
- unable to communicate
- severe cognitive deficits
- pregnancy
- three or more falls in the past month,
- inability to walk 3 meters with or without a mobility device,
- weight loss medications or medications that cause weight gain (i.e., corticosteroids and antipsychotic),
- gastric bypass surgery