Reshaping Exercise Habits and Beliefs (REHAB) "REHAB"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. 40-85 years old ischemic Stroke patients,
2. Stroke onset <90 days at enrollment,
3. Hemiparetic gait disorder,
4. Patients able to walk 30ft with or w/out assistive device,
5. Sufficient English comprehension to understand instructions, provide consent, and answer questions,
6. Lives within 30 miles of the Greater Baltimore area.

Exclusion Criteria

1. Dementia (extended MMSE <85 or <80 if education level below 9th grade),
2. Untreated major clinical depression (CES-D>16) and confirmed with clinical interview,
3. Heavy alcohol use (<3 oz liquor, 3, 4-oz glasses of wine, or 3, 12- oz beers daily),
4. Active cancer, or any illness with a life expectancy of less than 6 months,
5. Any condition in which exercise activity would be contraindicated including, but not limited to: unstable angina, cardiac ischemic event within the past 6 months, congestive heart failure (Stage III or IV), major orthopedic chronic pain or non-stroke neuromuscular disorders restricting exercise, oxygen-dependent COPD or peripheral neuropathy.