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Effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle-resistance training after stroke
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Skåne University Hospital.
2012 (English)In: PM&R, ISSN 1934-1482, E-ISSN 1934-1563, Vol. 4, no 11, p. 901-907Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability. The physical and cognitive impairments after an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke often lead to activity limitations and participation restrictions. Many persons after stroke have a sedentary lifestyle, are physically inactive, and have a low fitness level. Physical fitness training is known to be beneficial for persons with a number of comorbid conditions or risk factors for stroke. Although exercise and physical activity are considered valuable, the evidence of their benefits after stroke is still insufficient. In this review, we summarize published randomized controlled trials regarding the effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle-resistance training after stroke on physical function, activity, participation, life satisfaction, and mood. We discuss various barriers that can impede the ability to perform exercise, and the importance of reducing these barriers to increase physical fitness levels after the completion of usual stroke rehabilitation, thereby enhancing leisure, well-being, and participation in society

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2012. Vol. 4, no 11, p. 901-907
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5682DOI: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.09.1157Local ID: 3d912535-a2cc-433c-be41-31d2d78a96b8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5682DiVA, id: diva2:978556
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Upprättat; 2013; 20130109 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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