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The Effects of a Group Exercise Rehabilitation Session on Stroke Survivors

Meadows, Steve (2017) The Effects of a Group Exercise Rehabilitation Session on Stroke Survivors. In: ACSM's 64th Annual Meeting, 8th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain, 30 May - 03 Jun 2017, Denver, Colorado. (KAR id:62012)


UK stroke mortality rates are falling, but > 50% of stroke survivors have functional disabilities. These impairments reduce capacity to perform activities of daily living (ADL) such as walking, basic self-care and independence, even several years post-stroke. Disability predisposes them to a chronic sedentary lifestyle, leading to further deconditioning and muscle atrophy, compounding disability. Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is markedly reduced in a stroke population, with survivor VO2 max ? 50% below a healthy age-matched population. Hypertension (HTN) is a modifiable risk factor for stroke, yet 75% of recurrent stroke sufferers have HTN. In the UK there is no routine exercise provision for chronic care of stroke survivors.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Uncontrolled keywords: stroke, exercise, group exercise, rehabilitation
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports sciences
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Steve Meadows
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 14:46 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:46 UTC
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Meadows, Steve.

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