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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 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)
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)
The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize the effect of daily use of single-channel foot drop stimulation among persons with stroke. Randomized controlled trials were searched using electronic databases through May 2014. Six randomized controlled trials were included, involving 820 participants. Gait speed was the most common outcome measured.(More)
The primary impairments associated with Parkinson's disease occur in combination with the secondary, preventable effects of immobility. A community-based fitness program may help increase activity and maintain function in people in the early or middle stages of the disease. This article describes a unique program designed to reduce fall risk and promote(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. 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)
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)
Figure 1: Making many plans for multiple flood scenarios. (Left) Overtopping incident. (Middle) Scenarios are modelled as multidimensional, time-varying simulation ensembles, managed by Continuous World Lines. A zoom lens displays details about an optimized water barrier which protects a prioritized area. (Right) Visualization of plan logistics and(More)