The Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Learning After Stroke
Determine if attaining aerobic fitness is beneficial in producing cortical neuroplasticity in individuals with chronic stroke.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effect of Cardiovascular Fitness on Motor Learning and Executive Function in Individuals After Stroke|
- Motor learning behavioral measures; executive function behavioral measures. [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 weeks, 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Peak V02 and other aerobic capacity measures. Physical disability measures. [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 weeks, 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: Rehabilitation exercise
Rehab therapy is delivered for 8 weeks.
No Intervention: 2
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00228306
|United States, Kansas|
|University of Kansas Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160|
|Principal Investigator:||Barbara Quaney, PT, PhD||University of Kansas|