Physical fitness training for patients with stroke

David H. Saunders*, Mark Sanderson, Sara Hayes, Liam Johnson, Sharon Kramer, Daniel Carter, Hannah Jarvis, Miriam Brazzelli, Gillian E. Mead

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal fitness are low following a stroke. Interventions to improve physical fitness after stroke could have a range of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial benefits.
The primary objectives of this updated review1 were to determine whether fitness training after stroke reduces death, death or dependence, and disability. The secondary objectives were to determine the effects of training on adverse events, risk factors, physical fitness, mobility, physical function, health status and quality of life, mood, and cognitive function.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E299-E300
Number of pages20
Issue number11
Early online date26 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020


  • exercise
  • physical fitness
  • resistance training
  • risk factors
  • stroke rehabilitation


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