/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Independently ambulant, community-dwelling stroke survivors have reduced cardiorespiratory fitness, mobility and knee strength compared to an age- and gendermatched cohort /manager/Repository/uon:33280 -1. An additional 17 healthy control participants were recruited. Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) was measured using oxygen consumption (VO2peak), and additional measures of walking speed (m s-1), leg strength and body composition were also assessed. Differences between groups were assessed by matched pairs t-tests. Effect sizes were calculated using Cohen's d. Results: There were no significant differences in age, BMI, muscle mass or body fat between groups (p > 0.05). Peak VO₂ was lower in the stroke group for the shuttle walk test (p = 0.037) and progressive cycle test (p = 0.019), as were all CRF test performance measures (p < 0.05). Stroke survivors walked significantly (p < 0.001) slower at both self-selected and fast speeds. Effect sizes of group differences for all leg strength variables were medium to large, with peak torque lower in the stroke group for all trials. Conclusions: Despite being independently ambulant and community dwelling, the CRF, walking speed and leg strength of this group were reduced compared to non-stroke comparison participants. These patients may benefit from undertaking targeted exercise programmes.]]> Wed 19 Jan 2022 15:16:39 AEDT ]]> State-of-the-art robotic devices for wrist rehabilitation: design and control aspects /manager/Repository/uon:47190 Wed 14 Dec 2022 16:02:35 AEDT ]]> The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) for adults with severe communication impairments: findings of pilot research /manager/Repository/uon:26650 Wed 11 Apr 2018 15:18:55 AEST ]]> Cardiorespiratory fitness and walking endurance improvements after 12 months of an individualised home and community-based exercise programme for people after stroke /manager/Repository/uon:33277 2peak) was evaluated using a portable metabolic system during the 6-minute walk test (6MWT), the Shuttle Walk Test (SWT) and the cycle graded exercise test (cGXT). Walking speed, balance, body composition, fatigue, depression and HRQoL were also measured. Results: CRF improved significantly from pre-intervention to 12-month follow-up on the 6MWT (Effect Size, ES = 0.87; p = 0.002) and cGXT (ES = 0.60; p<0.001), with more modest improvements on the SWT (ES = 0.52; p = 0.251). From baseline to 12 months, significant within-participant improvements were found for self-selected walking speed, balance and HRQoL. Performances on the remaining tests were maintained over the post-intervention period. Conclusion: There may be health benefits of providing people with stroke an exercise intervention with long-term support that encourages increased regular physical activity.]]> Wed 10 Nov 2021 15:12:29 AEDT ]]> Task-specific reach-to-grasp training after stroke: development and description of a home-based intervention /manager/Repository/uon:24003 Thu 17 Mar 2022 14:35:32 AEDT ]]>