Journal article

Acute Hospital Admission for Stroke Is Characterised by Inactivity

R Sheedy, SF Kramer, L Johnson, N Shields, L Churilov, DA Cadilhac, J Bernhardt

Stroke Research and Treatment | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background. Measuring physical activity behaviours of stroke survivors in the inpatient setting is challenging. Authors of observational studies of early poststroke report that stroke survivors are “inactive and alone”. Using activity monitoring devices may help refine clinical practice and inform therapeutic activity targets. Aim. To measure the physical activity behaviour of stroke survivors during acute inpatient hospitalisation. We hypothesized that greater levels of inactivity would be positively associated with stroke severity and age. Method. Using a cross-sectional study design, consecutive stroke patients admitted to an acute stroke unit (Geelong, Australia) and recruited within 48 ..

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