Physical Fitness Training in Subacute Stroke (PHYS-Stroke)

Completed

Phase 3 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria for patients:
- diagnosis of stroke within 5-45 days after stroke
- age >= 18 years
- able to sit for at least 30 seconds
- Barthel index < =65 at inclusion
- considered able to perform aerobic exercise as determined by responsible physician
- Written informed consent of the patient

Exclusion Criteria

- Patient considered unable to comply with study requirements
- stroke due to intracranial hemorrhage primarily due to bleeding from ruptured aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation
- patients with progressive stroke
- unable to perfom the required exercises due to
1. medical problems
2. musculo-skeletal problems
3. neurological problems
- required help to at least 1 persons to walk before stroke due to neurological or non-neurological co-morbidities
- life expectancy of less than 1 year as determined by responsible physician
- alcohol or drug addiction within the last 6 months
- significant current psychiatric illness as defined as medication-refractory of bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia or suicidality
- current participation in another intervention study