Journal article

Adherence to physical activity and cardiovascular recommendations during the 2years after stroke rehabilitation discharge.

Natalie A Fini, Julie Bernhardt, Leonid Churilov, Rebecca Clark, Anne E Holland

Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Objective measurement is essential to represent habitual physical activity. To date only one study has objectively measured physical activity for>12months after stroke. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to measure physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors, mobility, mood, fatigue and cognition during the 2years after rehabilitation discharge and to investigate whether stroke survivors meet physical activity and cardiovascular risk recommendations. METHODS: This was a longitudinal observational study. Survivors of a first-ever stroke admitted to a large metropolitan rehabilitation hospital were recruited. Outcomes were measured at rehabilitation discharge and 6, 12 and 24months la..

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