Journal article

Reducing Sitting Time After Stroke: A Phase II Safety and Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial

Coralie English, Genevieve N Healy, Tim Olds, Gaynor Parfitt, Erika Borkoles, Alison Coates, Sharon Kramer, Julie Bernhardt

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To test the safety, feasibility, and effectiveness of reducing sitting time in stroke survivors. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial with attention-matched controls and blinded assessments. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Stroke survivors (N=35; 22 men; mean age, 66.9±12.7y). INTERVENTIONS: Four counseling sessions over 7 weeks with a message of sit less and move more (intervention group) or calcium for bone health (attention-matched control group). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Measures included safety (adverse events, increases in pain, spasticity, or fatigue) and feasibility (adherence to trial protocol). Secondary measures included time spent sitting (including in prolonged bouts ≥..

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