The Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Learning After Stroke


Phase 1 Results N/A

Trial Description

Determine if attaining aerobic fitness is beneficial in producing cortical neuroplasticity in individuals with chronic stroke.

Detailed Description

Crossover clinical trial. Experimental group undergoes 3x/wk/6 months of aerobic conditioning. Control group performs usual daily activities. All participants will be assessed with cognitive and motor behavioral testing at baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.



  • Rehabilitation exercise Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: Rehab therapy is delivered for 8 weeks.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: 1

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Crossover Assignment


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Motor learning behavioral measures; executive function behavioral measures. Baseline, 8 weeks, 12 weeks Yes
Secondary Peak V02 and other aerobic capacity measures. Physical disability measures. Baseline, 8 weeks, 12 weeks Yes