Intensity of Task-Oriented Exercises "TOE"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

In an observational study, the energy consumption of stroke individuals during performing the structured, progressive task-oriented exercise program for walking rehabilitation will be measured in order to confirm the intensity demand in the range of moderate to vigorous.

Detailed Description

Community reintegration is often significantly affected in the majority of stroke individuals. To fulfill the requirements of a proper home exercise program in walking rehabilitation for stroke victims, investigators structured the task-oriented exercise program with minimal supervision. This exercise program is structured with challenging walking-related activities based on motor learning principle and Gentile's progression of the motor task. The strengthening and balance components, aerobic conditioning and walking adaptability are composed of an exercise program to optimize walking ability. There are sixty minutes last ten exercises in each three progression steps of this exercise program. For the training effect to occur, each step of exercise program is designed by increasing demand of intensity in the range from moderate to vigorous. To confirming progressive energy demand, the purpose of this study is to investigate the intensity demand of three steps task- oriented home exercise program on walking competency in individual post stroke.



  • Structured, Progressive, Task-oriented exercise program Procedure
    Intervention Desc: The intervention is walking related task-oriented exercise program with three progressive steps at moderate to high intensity. Each step consists of 60 minutes last ten tasks to optimize walking function of stroke individuals.

Trial Design

  • Observation: Case-Only
  • Perspective: Prospective
  • Sampling: Non-Probability Sample

Trial Population

Stroke individuals who able to walk without physical assistance.


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Rate of Oxygen Consumption (VO2rate) (ml/kg/min) 1 week No
Secondary Heart Rate 1 week No
Secondary Metabolic Equivalents (METs) [VO2max (] 1 week No
Secondary Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion scale (RPE) 1 week No