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.
Full Title of Study: “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 Type: Interventional
- Study Design
- Allocation: Randomized
- Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
- Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Masking: None (Open Label)
- Study Primary Completion Date: April 2017
- Behavioral: Home base stroke rehabilitation
- The intervention consists of physiotherapy exercises targeting functional and physical capacity.
Arms, Groups and Cohorts
- 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.
- No Intervention: Control group
- The participants in the control group will only receive usual care.
Clinical Trial Outcome Measures
- Change in peak oxygen uptake
- Time Frame: 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 5 months after start of rehabilitation
Participating in This Clinical Trial
Gender Eligibility: All
Minimum Age: N/A
Maximum Age: N/A
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No
- Lead Sponsor
- KU Leuven
- Anton De Kom University
- Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
- Principal Investigator: Roselien Buys, Dr. – KU Leuven
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