Journal article

Low gait speed is associated with low physical activity and high sedentary time following stroke

Natalie A Fini, Julie Bernhardt, Anne E Holland

Disability and Rehabilitation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019


Purpose: This study describes physical activity levels and factors associated with physical activity at the end of stroke rehabilitation.Methods: Primary stroke survivors were assessed at completion of physical rehabilitation. Outcomes included physical activity (e.g. step count, moderate-vigorous physical activity duration) and sedentary time measured with the Sensewear Armband, gait speed, and cognition. The number of participants meeting physical activity recommendations was calculated. Differences in physical activity were examined between household ambulators (gait speed 0.8 m/s). The influence of age, cognition, and gait speed on physical activity was determined by multiple regression...

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Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia Postgraduate Scholarship

Funding Acknowledgements

The primary author is the recipient of a National Heart Foundation of Australia Postgraduate Scholarship (award no.: PP 12M 6983) and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. This study was supported by a Caulfield Hospital Major Research Grant. The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health acknowledges the strong support from the Victorian Government and in particular the funding from the Operational Infrastructure Support Grant.