Cardiovascular Function in Sub Maximal Exercise and Performance in Three Daily Activity Tests After Stroke
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between cardiovascular function of persons with post stroke conditions and their performance in three field tests. This is a validation study, aiming to determine during which of two activities VO2 measurements better express the functional restrictions caused by stroke, And to find out whether the Total Heart Beat Index can be used in the case of stroke survivors for the prediction of mechanical efficiency when measured during stair-climbing and of energy cost during treadmill walking.
The hypothesis is that Stair Climbing (STC) is a more suitable form of exercise capacity testing compared to Treadmill Walk (TMW) since it potentially requires a greater amount of external work, and therefore will show stronger correlation with functional tests demonstrating the same ability, whereas TMW does not utilize the movement capability of participants to the fullest.
Another hypothesis is that cardiac response to the exertion can be used as a predictor of those measures during these exertions in the post stroke population.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Cardiovascular Function in Sub Maximal Exercise and Performance in Three Daily Activity Tests in Persons With Post Stroke Conditions|
- Exercise VO2 [ Time Frame: 60 days ]
- Exercise HR [ Time Frame: 60 days ]
- Mechanical efficiency [ Time Frame: 60 days ]
- Time for-Up-and-go (TUG) Test [ Time Frame: 60 days ]
- Time for 10 m walk test [ Time Frame: 60 days ]
- Distance for 6 min walk test [ Time Frame: 60 days ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
People with Post Stroke Conditions
(a) having acquired stroke at least 1 year before testing. (b) Chronic weakness and/or spasticity of the affected side. (c) Independent stair-climbers (with hand-rail). (d) With cognitive level sufficient to comprehend instructions. (e) age range between 40-69. (f) Use of walking aid is permitted as long as the participant is able to walk on a treadmill with hand-rail. (g) No heart failure or other medical conditions that preclude participation in the study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01396746
|Contact: Galia Modaifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Israel Sport Center for the Disabled||Recruiting|
|Ramat Gan, Israel|
|Contact: Yeshayahu Hutzler, Dr.|
|Study Chair:||Yeshayahu Hutzler, Dr.||The Wingate institute for physical education and sports|
|Principal Investigator:||Avraham Katz, MD||Israel Sport Center for the Disabled|
|Study Director:||Galia Modai||The Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports|