High Intensity Interval Training After Stroke


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Approved informed consent
- Independent walking > 2 minutes
- First episode of stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic)
- Minimum 3 months post-stroke
- Living in the community and able to travel to assessment and training site
- Approval to participate from the study's responsible medical doctor
- Modified Rankin Scale 0-3

Exclusion Criteria

- Impaired cognitive function to give valid informed consent to participate
- Instability of cardiac conditions (ie. serious rhythm disorder, valve malfunction)
- Other conditions where test of maximal oxygen uptake is contraindicated
- Poorly controlled hypertension (>180/100), measured at rest
- > 5 years post stroke
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Participating in other ongoing intervention study
- Other serious illness influencing testing of cardiorespiratory fitness and function at 1 year follow-up