The Effect of Leg Cycling Exercise Program at Low or Moderate Intensity for Individuals With Subacute Stroke

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. the first-ever stroke
2. period of ischemic stroke onset is longer than two weeks, and less than six months, and the doctors agree with exercise training
3. unilateral hemiplegia
4. no obvious deficits of cognition. Scores of three items in the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale are zero
5. be willing to join this study and give their consent

Exclusion Criteria

1. aphasia
2. orthopedic problems (severe arthritis), neurologic injury (eg. peripheral nerve injury) that can interfere with movement of the lower limb, or cannot sit independently
3. with pace maker, severe cardiac arrhythmia, or heart failure
4. abnormal electrocardiography in rest, is not suitable for exercise tolerance test according to the American College of Sports Medicine guidance, for example, the atrioventricular block (AV block).