Journal article

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 | Published : 2021

Abstract

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..

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