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Effects of Regular Brisk Walking in Chronic Stroke Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01570920
First Posted: April 4, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain
  Purpose
Chronic stroke patients (>6 months) fulfilling including criteria were trained during 3 months. The physical training program was based on walking.

Condition Intervention
Stroke Behavioral: physical training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of Regular Brisk Walking in Chronic Stroke Patients

Further study details as provided by Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain:

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


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

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


Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: walking
a cohort of stroke patients trained during 3 month, based on walking
Behavioral: physical training
walking many times a week

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.
  Eligibility

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

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


Locations
Belgium
Institut of Neuroscience (IoNS) / UCL, 5375
Brussels, Belgium, 1200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain
Investigators
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 Submitted: March 30, 2010
First Posted: April 4, 2012
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
walking

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