A 2-Year Longitudinal Study of Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Risk in Survivors of Stroke
Natalie A Fini, Julie Bernhardt, Leonid Churilov, Rebecca Clark, Anne E Holland
PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION JOURNAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore associations between physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors, mobility, mood, fatigue, and cognition over 2 years following stroke rehabilitation discharge. METHODS: In this longitudinal observational study, survivors of first-ever stroke were evaluated at rehabilitation discharge and 6, 12, and 24 months later. Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) duration (minutes/day) assessed with an electronic monitor was the primary outcome. Further outcomes included step count, the number and duration of MVPA and sedentary bouts, cardiovascular risk factors (eg, blood pressure, fasting lipid profile, body mass index [BMI]), gait speed..View full abstract
Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia Postgraduate Scholarship
This work was supported by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Postgraduate Scholarship (award no. PP 12 M 6983), an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, and a Caulfield Hospital Major Research Grant.