Journal article

Modifiable Factors Associated With Poststroke Physical Activity at Discharge From Rehabilitation: Prospective Cohort Study

Shamala Thilarajah, Kelly J Bower, Yong-Hao Pua, Dawn Tan, Gavin Williams, Ashfaq Larik, Chek-Wai Bok, Gerald Koh, Ross A Clark

Physical Therapy | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: People with stroke are not meeting recommended levels of physical activity. The modifiable factors associated with poststroke physical activity levels need to be identified to develop targeted interventions. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the factors at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation that are associated with physical activity levels at 3 months following discharge. DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study. METHODS: Sixty-four people with stroke completed baseline assessments at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation and 55 completed the follow-up 3 months later. The candidate factors (ie, gait speed, balance, strength, cognition, mood, and ..

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