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The Effects of Group Based Exercise Rehabilitation in Stroke Survivors Update

Meadows, Steve (2017) The Effects of Group Based Exercise Rehabilitation in Stroke Survivors Update. In: BACPR Exercise Professionals Group Spring Study Day, 19 May 2017, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. (KAR id:62007)


Stroke is the second leading cause of death (WHO, 2015) & disability adjusted life years worldwide (Murray, et al., 2012). Following a stroke, it is important to manage modifiable risk factors. Hypertension contributes to around half of strokes in the UK. Exercise training post-stroke has been shown to significantly reduce blood pressure (Faulkner, et al., 2013). Physical inactivity also increases the incidence of stroke. Activity levels often decline post-stroke due to loss of movement, mobility & reduced functional capacity (Saunders, et al., 2016). The benefits of exercise training in stroke rehabilitation can improve a wide range of factors including quality of life & secondary stroke incidence (Saunders, Grieg & Mead 2014).

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Uncontrolled keywords: Stroke, stroke patients, stroke survivors, rehabilitation, exercise, group exercise, cardiovascular
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC667 Diseases of the circulatory (cardiovascular) system
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Steve Meadows
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 14:33 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:46 UTC
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