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SunRISe Study - Stroke Rehabilitation In Suriname (SunRISe)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02717715
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 24, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2017
Anton De Kom University
VU University of Amsterdam
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roselien Buys, KU Leuven

Brief Summary:
This study aims to determine the effect of a supervised home-based physical fitness program on the aerobic capacity, quality of gait and health related quality of life in people with chronic ischemic stroke. Secondly, feasibility of the program for implementing a long term lifestyle change will be investigated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stroke Behavioral: Home base stroke rehabilitation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of a Tele-supervised Home Based Rehabilitation Program on Physical Fitness, Quality of Gait, Upper Limb Disability and Quality of Life in People After Chronic Stroke in a Urban Setting in Suriname. Randomised Controlled Trial.
Study Start Date : March 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention group
Stroke patients from the intervention group will be, on top of usual care, offered a holistic home based and semi-supervised stroke rehabilitation program followed by a period of tele-supervision.
Behavioral: Home base stroke rehabilitation
The intervention consists of physiotherapy exercises targeting functional and physical capacity.

No Intervention: Control group
The participants in the control group will only receive usual care.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in peak oxygen uptake [ Time Frame: 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 5 months after start of rehabilitation ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ability to give informed consent
  • ability to understand measurement procedures defined as MMSE >24
  • last stroke >6 months ago
  • mild to moderate stroke deficit defined by Fugl Meyer test score of 27 to 90 for upper and lower extremities
  • FAC ≥3
  • medical clearance to participate in a moderate exercise program
  • living at home and having a minimum of 5 stairs at home

Exclusion Criteria:

  • serious cardiac condition
  • other serious end organ damage
  • other neurological deficits leading to disability
  • uncontrolled blood pressure (systolic pressure >140, diastolic pressure >90)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02717715

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Anton De Kom University
Paramaribo, Suriname
Sponsors and Collaborators
KU Leuven
Anton De Kom University
VU University of Amsterdam
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Responsible Party: Roselien Buys, Dr., KU Leuven Identifier: NCT02717715    
Other Study ID Numbers: VG 023-15
First Posted: March 24, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases