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Health-enhancing physical activity programme (HEPAP) for transient ischaemic attack and non-disabling stroke: recruitment and compliance.
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PMID:  23242399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIM: To assess the feasibility of recruiting and retaining patients newly diagnosed with a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) into an 8-week exercise programme.
METHODS: The study was a single-centre, randomised-controlled trial. TIA was confirmed by a specialist stroke physician within 7 days of symptom onset. Following baseline assessment, participants were randomised to either an 8-week exercise intervention or control group (usual care). Participants completed a further assessment 2 months after baseline.
RESULTS: Of the 285 individuals diagnosed with TIA, 97 patients were invited to participate in the trial, of which 60 were successfully recruited (62%). Of those invited, 89% were identified within outpatient care. Individuals were typically of European descent (87%) and lived within 20km of the study site (81%). Distance to travel was considered the primary barrier for non-participation (46%). Three participants (5%) did not attend the follow-up assessment.
CONCLUSION: Individuals with TIA were successfully recruited and retained into a RCT. A different approach is required to study interventions in Maori, Pacific Islanders, Asian and Indian populations. If the exercise intervention improves vascular risk factors and reduces recurrent vascular events, it could be applied to a large number of people who suffer a TIA or non-disabling stroke.
Authors:
James Faulkner; Danielle Lambrick; Brandon Woolley; Lee Stoner; Lai-Kin Wong; Gerard McGonigal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  125     ISSN:  1175-8716     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Sport and Exercise, Massey University, Private Bag 756, Wellington 6140, New Zealand. J.Faulkner@massey.ac.nz.
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