Home-based Respiratory Training After Stroke


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Stroke survivors will be eligible if they: are older than 20 years of age; have a mean time since of the onset of a unilateral stroke of at least three months; show no cognitive impairments, identified by the education adjusted cut-off scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)(16); have MIP and MEP values lower than 70% of the predicted ones for the healthy population(17); have no facial palsy, that could prevent proper labial occlusion; be able to use a cycle ergometer; have no restriction in lung function and no other neurologic, orthopedic or unstable cardiac conditions, that could prevent the tests and training; were non-smokers or smoke-free for at least five years; and have not undergone thoracic or abdominal surgery.

Exclusion Criteria

Subjects will be excluded if they are already performing any type of respiratory training.