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Walking to better health after stroke

Are you 18 or over and have experienced a stroke?

This research study investigates whether a walking programme is a practical and reasonable way of improving the health and wellbeing of people following stroke.

As part of this study:

You will attend the School of Physiotherapy to complete an assessment and answer questionnaires related to your physical activity, your health and your wellbeing.

You will be randomly allocated to either a 12-week walking programme (using a Fitbit™ to count your daily steps), and supervised, once a week, by a physiotherapist, OR allocated to a control/usual care group. The control group will be offered a modified version of the walking programme at the end of the study.

If you have had a stroke recently or many years before, live in the Dunedin area and can walk by yourself (with or without walking aids) you may be eligible for this study.

How far or how long you can walk is not important.

To learn more about this study, please contact the Clinical Research Administrator

Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy
(03) 479 4979 or 0800 687 489
Email: clinicalresearch.physio@otago.ac.nz

[This project has been reviewed and approved by the Health and Disability Ethics Committee Reference: 16/NTA/243]