Physical Fitness Training for Patients with Stroke

David H. Saunders*, Mark Sanderson, Sara Hayes, Maeve Kilrane, Carolyn A. Greig, Miriam Brazzelli, Gillian E. Mead

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The primary aims of this updated review were to determine whether physical fitness training after stroke reduces death, dependence, and disability. The secondary aims were to assess the effects of training on adverse events, risk factors, physical fitness, mobility, physical function, quality of life, mood, and cognitive function. Cognition outcomes have become an important poststroke intervention target and are, therefore, added to this review update.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e219-e220
Issue number9
Early online date4 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016

Bibliographical note

This article is based on a Cochrane Review published in The Cochrane Library 2016, Issue 10 (see for information). Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to feedback, and The Cochrane Library should be consulted for the most recent version of the review.


  • exercise
  • physical fitness
  • risk factors
  • stroke
  • systematic review


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