Task-oriented Training for Stroke: Impact on Function Mobility "TOTS"

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

Residual neurological deficits from stroke lead to gait inefficiencies, resulting in an extremely high energy cost of movement and contributing to overall disability and lower quality of life. Therefore, interventions targeting movement economy should be developed for those in the chronic phase of stroke recovery. This study is designed to compare the effect of two distinctly different exercise paradigms (a higher-intensity treadmill training program and a lower-intensity group exercise program) on economy of movement during over-ground walking and activities of daily living, as well as the extent to which gains in muscular strength, muscular endurance, and balance predict changes in movement economy.

Conditions

Interventions

  • High-intensity Treadmill Exercise Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: High-intensity treadmill walking program
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: 1
    Description: High-intensity treadmill-based exercise
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Arm 1
    Description: High-intensity treadmill-based exercise
    ARM 3: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Arm 1: High-Intensity Program
    Description: High-intensity treadmill-based exercise
  • Low-intensity Lifestyle Intervention Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: A low-intensity lifestyle intervention targeted towards group exercises incorporating balance, coordination, and strength.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: 2
    Description: Low-intensity lifestyle intervention (group exercise)
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Arm 2
    Description: Low-intensity lifestyle intervention (group exercise)
    ARM 3: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Arm 2: Low-Intensity Program
    Description: Low-intensity lifestyle intervention (group exercise)

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Economy of Gait 3 months No
Secondary Muscular strength 3 months No
Secondary Muscular endurance 3 months No
Secondary Balance 3 months No

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