Evaluation of an Intervention Program Targeted at Improving Balance and Functional Skills After Stroke
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00377689|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 18, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 29, 2008
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cerebrovascular Accident Musculoskeletal Equilibrium||Behavioral: high intensity functional exercise||Phase 2|
Many people with stroke experience a deterioration in balance and a functional decline due to hemiplegic muscle strength. This tend to restrict the persons activity in daily life and also leads to a low falls self efficacy.
High intensity exercise have shown to be effective for improving strength and balance for older people in general living in residential care facilities. It is interesting to see if this high intensity exercise also is applicable in the older stroke population.
Comparison: An intervention group receives three training sessions per week and one theory session per week during 5 weeks, compared to a control group that receives one theory session per week during 5 weeks.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||34 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of an Intervention Program Targeted at Improving Balance and Functional Skills After Stroke - a Randomized Controlled Study|
|Study Start Date :||September 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2008|
- Behavioral: high intensity functional exercise
high intensity functional exercise
- Improvement in balance [ Time Frame: post, 3 & 6 months ]
- Reduced falls [ Time Frame: post, 3 & 6 months ]
- Improved self-efficacy [ Time Frame: post, 3 & 6 months ]
- Improved ADL [ Time Frame: post, 3 & 6 months ]
- Improved walking ability [ Time Frame: post, 3 & 6 months ]
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|Umeå University, department of Community science and rehabilitation|
|Umeå, Sweden, 90137|
|Principal Investigator:||Eva Holmgren, PhD student||Umeå University & The Vårdal Institute|
|Study Chair:||Per Wester, MD Professor||Umeå University|