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Inflammatory Abnormalities in Muscle After Stroke: Effects of Exercise

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00387712
First received: October 12, 2006
Last updated: October 20, 2014
Last verified: October 2014
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to first define whether abnormalities of skeletal muscle are related to the presence of inflammation and to poor motor performance and whether this can be modified by exercise interventions.

Condition Intervention Phase
Stroke Inflammation Other: Chronic stroke treadmill exercise to improve function Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Inflammatory Abnormalities in Muscle After Stroke: Effects of Exercise

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular fitness (VO2 peak) [ Time Frame: 6 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Muscle strength [ Time Frame: 6 month ]
  • Walking (step activity monitor, 10 meter walking speed, 6 minute walking distance [ Time Frame: 6 month ]
  • Bilateral thigh muscle protein and inflammation [ Time Frame: 6 month ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2014
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1
Chronic hemiparetice stroke survivors randomized to velocity based treadmill training
Other: Chronic stroke treadmill exercise to improve function
6 month of treadmill exercise with a safety harness to prevent falls. Exercise is gradually progressed in walking speed and time on treadmill based on individual participant's tolerance, abilities and safety. Stroke participants are randomized to a) walking longer duration or b) walking at faster speeds on a treadmill for 6 months.
Experimental: Arm 2
Chronic hemiparetice stroke survivors randomized to duration based treadmill training
Other: Chronic stroke treadmill exercise to improve function
6 month of treadmill exercise with a safety harness to prevent falls. Exercise is gradually progressed in walking speed and time on treadmill based on individual participant's tolerance, abilities and safety. Stroke participants are randomized to a) walking longer duration or b) walking at faster speeds on a treadmill for 6 months.

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic stroke (>6 months after initial stroke)
  • Age 40-80
  • Stable neurologic deficits
  • Able to walk with an assistive device
  • Language skills to understand the training program safely

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No anticoagulation or medical conditions that preclude exercise.
  • No dementias or depression
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00387712

Locations
United States, Maryland
VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Charlene Hafer-Macko, MD VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:

Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00387712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B3834-R
Study First Received: October 12, 2006
Last Updated: October 20, 2014

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
exercise
inflammation
motor performance
skeletal muscle
chronic stroke survivors
treadmill exercise

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

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