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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Post-stroke fatigue is a common and neglected issue despite the fact that it impacts daily functions, quality of life, and has been linked with a higher mortality rate because of its association with a sedentary lifestyle. The purpose of this study was to identify the contributing factors of exertion fatigue and chronic fatigue in(More)
UNLABELLED Although exercise can significantly reduce the prevalence and severity of diabetic complications, no studies have evaluated the impact of exercise on nerve function in people with diagnosed diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). The purpose of this pilot study was to examine feasibility and effectiveness of a supervised, moderately intense aerobic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Emerging evidence suggests that exercise may improve cognitive function in older adults. The purpose of this pilot study was to describe changes in measures of cognition and executive function in individuals with chronic stroke following participation in aerobic and strengthening exercise. METHODS A single-group, pretest-posttest(More)
Background and Purpose. Post-Stroke Fatigue (PSF) is a prevalent yet commonly neglected issue that impacts daily functions and quality of life in people post-stroke. To date no studies have attempted to validate a clinically-feasible and reliable instrument to quantify PSF. We developed the Visual Analog Fatigue Scale (VAFS) to eliminate difficulties and(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a commonly neglected issue despite the high incidence rate reported in people post-stroke. OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between fatigue, aerobic fitness, and motor control in people with chronic stroke. METHODS Nine people post-stroke participated in this cross-sectional study (7 females, mean age = 56.8 (11.8) years,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Drop foot after stroke may be addressed using an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) or a foot drop stimulator (FDS). The Functional Ambulation: Standard Treatment versus Electric Stimulation Therapy (FASTEST) trial was a multicenter, randomized, single-blinded trial comparing FDS and AFO for drop foot among people ≥ 3 months after stroke with(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of peak oxygen consumption (Vo(2)peak) using traditional modes of testing such as treadmill or cycle ergometer can be difficult in individuals with stroke due to balance deficits, gait impairments, or decreased coordination. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to quantitatively assess the validity and feasibility of a modified(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE After stroke, individuals have decreased mobility of the hemiparetic leg, which demands less muscle oxygen consumption; thus, blood flow decreases. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of single limb exercise (SLE) on femoral artery blood flow, diameter, and peak flow velocity in the hemiparetic leg after stroke. (More)
BACKGROUND A reduction in physical activity combined with decreased demand for leg oxygen consumption may affect blood flow to the hemiparetic lower extremity after stroke. The purpose of this study was to characterize femoral artery adaptations that occur in the hemiparetic leg in chronic stroke. A secondary goal was to examine intrarater reliability using(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Task switching is a cognitive skill that may be compromised after brain damage. The purposes of this study were to examine task-switching abilities in the subacute phase after stroke, to determine whether a switching task under endogenous or internal control is more difficult than a switching task under exogenous or cued control, and(More)