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Factors associated with change in aerobic capacity following an exercise program for individuals with stroke.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23150062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Community exercise programs are effective in improving aerobic capacity after stroke, but individual variability in training responses has not previously been studied. This study examined explanatory factors for post-program responses in aerobic capacity (VO2peak) with respect to training parameters and participant characteristics.
DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from a prospective cohort study.
SUBJECTS: Thirty-two participants, mean age 63 years (standard deviation (SD) 13), 29 months (SD 26) post-stroke.
METHOD: Following a 6-month community exercise program, multivariate regression analysis was performed to assess for correlates with change in VO2peak with respect to training parameters (exercise duration and intensity) and participant characteristics (lower limb and balance impairment, aerobic and walking capacity).
RESULTS: The mean improvement in VO2peak was 11% (SD 19), but individually, changes ranged from 32% decline to 56% improvement. Regression analysis revealed that only 2 variables, baseline aerobic capacity and balance impairment, accounted for the training-related change in VO2peak (R2 = 0.20, p = 0.045).
CONCLUSIONS: There is considerable inter-individual variability in stroke exercise program responses in aerobic capacity. Lower baseline aerobic capacity and better balance were associated with greater training-related improvements in VO2peak. Identifying individuals who are more likely to respond to exercise programs may inform future work in establishing effective interventions suited for different subsets of the stroke population.
Ada Tang; Susan Marzolini; Paul Oh; William E McIlroy; Dina Brooks
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1651-2081     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-21     Completed Date:  2013-12-05     Revised Date:  2014-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088169     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Med     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Therapy
Exercise Tolerance / physiology*
Middle Aged
Oxygen Consumption
Prospective Studies
Stroke / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation*
Grant Support
//Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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