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Effects of Regular Brisk Walking in Chronic Stroke Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01570920
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 4, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Chronic stroke patients (>6 months) fulfilling including criteria were trained during 3 months. The physical training program was based on walking.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Stroke Behavioral: physical training

Detailed Description:
Participants had been evaluated 4 times during a long follow-up period of 7 months. Activity limitations were assessed at baseline (enrollment time point), 1 month, 4 months and 7 months later.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of Regular Brisk Walking in Chronic Stroke Patients
Study Start Date : September 2009
Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Study Completion Date : March 2011
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: walking
a cohort of stroke patients trained during 3 month, based on walking
Behavioral: physical training
walking many times a week

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ACTIVLIM-Stroke (Activity limitations measures) [ Time Frame: 7 months ]
    mainly self-reported outcomes measures

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Stroke Impairment [ Time Frame: 7 months ]
    Stroke related impairment are assessed with specific outcomes measures (SIAS, BBS, ...).

  2. Walking ability [ Time Frame: 7 months ]
    Walking ability is assessed throuht walking speed and walking endurance

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stroke onset > or = 6 months
  • Able to walk without human assistance (may use walking aid)
  • Sign informed consent form
  • Approval from physician for participation in study
  • Live in Belgium or in Benin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cardiac history of active unstable angina, recent (less than 3 months) myocardial infarction, or congestive heart failure
  • orthopedic, circulatory, or chronic pain conditions restricting exercise;
  • dementia;
  • severe receptive or global aphasia with inability to follow 2-step commands;
  • co-morbid non-stroke neurological disorder that impairs mobility (e.g. MS or Parkinson's);
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01570920

Institut of Neuroscience (IoNS) / UCL, 5375
Brussels, Belgium, 1200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain
Principal Investigator: Jean-Louis Thonnard, PhD Université catholique de Louvain - Belgium
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01570920     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008/04JUIL/193
First Posted: April 4, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain:
Activity limitations
restriction of participation
chronic stroke survival
physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases