Journal article

Breaking up sitting time after stroke - How much less sitting is needed to improve blood pressure after stroke (BUST-BP-Dose): Protocol for a dose-finding study

Paul Mackie, Gary Crowfoot, Heidi Janssen, David W Dunstan, Julie Bernhardt, F Rohan Walker, Amanda Patterson, Robin Callister, Neil J Spratt, Elizabeth Holliday, Coralie English

CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS COMMUNICATIONS | ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Excessive sitting is detrimentally associated with cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. Frequent breaks in prolonged sitting can improve cardiometabolic responses in non-stroke populations. However, this has not been established in stroke survivors. This study will determine the most effective dose of activity breaks that (i) produce clinically meaningful improvements in mean systolic blood pressure (primary outcome), postprandial glucose, and insulin responses (secondary outcomes), and (ii) is safe and feasible. We hypothesis that systolic blood pressure, postprandial insulin, and glucose responses will improve with increasing doses of activity and be most effective at the maximu..

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