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, 102 (6), 392-4, 397-8

[Adapted Exercise Important After Stroke. Acute and Long-Term Effects of Different Training Programs]

[Article in Swedish]
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Review

[Adapted Exercise Important After Stroke. Acute and Long-Term Effects of Different Training Programs]

[Article in Swedish]
Margareta Engardt et al. Lakartidningen.

Abstract

Following stroke, persons experience deficits in motor control, reduced muscle strength, disuse atrophy, reduced cardiovascular fitness and elevated energy expenditure during locomotion. Recent exercise studies with few subjects, report beneficial outcomes after strength and low intensity aerobic exercise training. Progressive strength and aerobic exercise programmes from 3 to 6 months produced gains in functional recovery and health-related functional status such as motor function, peak isokinetic torque, balance, endurance, peak aerobic capacity and overall fitness without exacerbating spasticity. Increased access to community-based physical activity programmes is recommended to prevent deconditioning and to improve health related quality of life in persons after stroke. Well-functioning rehabilitation from acute care, through special rehabilitation units to community-based physical activity programmes is important.

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