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Factors Related to Performance-Based Mobility and Self-reported Physical Activity in Individuals 1-3 Years after Stroke: A Cross-sectional Cohort Study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Physiotheraphy.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Physiotheraphy.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Physiotheraphy.
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases, ISSN 1052-3057, E-ISSN 1532-8511, Vol. 22, no 8, E426-E434 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Low mobility and low level of physical activity is common after stroke. The objective of this study was to relate these outcomes to physical, psychological, and demographic determinants. Methods: In this cross-sectional cohort study, a consecutive sample of 195 community-living individuals, 65-85 years of age (74 +/- 5 years, 71% men) with a previous stroke was included. Exclusion criteria were severe aphasia and severe cognitive dysfunction. Mobility status was measured by the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB, 0-12 points), and physical activity was measured using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE). Results: Mobility (SPPB, median 9 points) and level of physical activity were low (mean PASE 97 +/- 66 points), and walking speed was slow (1.10 +/- .86 m/s), in relation to a healthy population-based sample. In multiple regression analyses, age (P = .001), physical activity (P < .001), fall-related self-efficacy (P = .001), and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) (P = .02) were associated with mobility (SPPB). Mobility (P < .001), HRQoL (P = .014), and fall-related self-efficacy (P = .031) were likewise associated with self-reported physical activity as the dependent variable. The regression models described 42% and 31% of the variance in mobility and physical activity, respectively. Conclusions: Individuals perceived disabilities that are partly potentially modifiable 1-3 years after stroke. Future poststroke rehabilitation studies need to evaluate if actions to improve fall-related self-efficacy and mobility could promote the physical activity level in this patient population.

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2013. Vol. 22, no 8, E426-E434 p.
Keyword [en]
Stroke, mobility, walking speed, physical activity, health-related quality of life, fall-related self-efficacy, multiple regression
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213936DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2013.04.028ISI: 000327719000024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213936DiVA: diva2:683621
Available from: 2014-01-05 Created: 2014-01-05 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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1. Physical Functioning, Body Composition and Exercise in Elderly Community-living Individuals with Stroke
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Physical Functioning, Body Composition and Exercise in Elderly Community-living Individuals with Stroke
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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A comprehensive view of physical function, body composition and exercise post-stroke that is based on clinical examination is lacking. The effects of a progressive resistance and balance (PRB) exercise program have not been fully evaluated in community-living individuals after stroke.

The overall aim of this thesis was to explore and describe physical function, physical activity, body composition, nutritional status and psychological factors. Another aim was to evaluate both the short-term and long-term effects of a PRB exercise program.

Physical function, physical activity, body composition, nutritional status and psychological factors were assessed in community-living individuals (65-85 years) approximately 1 year after stroke. Paper I-II (n=195, n=134) had a cross-sectional design and the main outcome was mobility and physical activity. In paper III-IV, (n=67, n=43) individuals were randomly assigned to either a PRB exercise program group or a control group. The main outcomes were balance, mobility, fat-free mass (FFM) and fat-mass (FM).

In paper I, mobility was reduced and physical activity level was low compared to age-matched healthy controls. Factors explaining the variance in mobility were age, physical activity, fall-related self-efficacy and EQ-5D. In paper II, >20% had a BMI ≥30 kg/m2 and had an altered body composition that was mainly characterised by a high fat-mass index (FMI). Neither fat-free nor FM were associated with mobility in this cohort. The factors associated with low mobility were low physical activity Odds ratio (OR) (CI 95%) 8.2 (2.8-24.2), risk for malnutrition, OR 5.8 (1.6-21.1), and each 10-year period, OR 2.8 (1.24-6.24). Individuals participating in the PRB exercise program (paper III, n=67) revealed significantly higher balance, walking capacity and comfortable walking speed compared to the control group at 3 months. The faster walking speed persisted at 6 and 15 months. In paper IV (n=43), at 3 months, the PRB exercise group had a significant reduction in FM percentage and a decrease in IGF-1 compared with the control group. Further, changes in FMI were associated with improved walking capacity.

Many individuals perceived partly modifiable disabilities 1 year after stroke. Exercising in groups for 3 months improved physical function and decreased fat-mass percentage and IGF-1.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2015. 81 p.
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 1058
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Geriatrics; Neurology; Nutrition
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-236899 (URN)978-91-554-9120-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-01-23, Gunne-salen, Ingång 10, Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala, 09:00 (English)
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