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Aerobic Exercise & Repetitive Task Practice for Stroke

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Led By Susan Linder, DPT
Research Sponsored by The Cleveland Clinic
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up end of treatment +1 year (14 months from baseline)
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

Study Summary

This trial is testing whether aerobic exercise can help people recover movement after a stroke, and whether it is cost-effective.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults aged 18-85 who had a stroke at least 6 months ago, can walk over 20 meters with minimal help, and have moderate arm movement issues. It's not for those recently hospitalized for heart problems, arrhythmia, severe valve disease, lung clots or recent anti-spasticity treatments.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests if forced aerobic exercise helps stroke survivors recover arm and leg function better than standard therapy. It also assesses the cost-effectiveness of these exercises compared to repetitive task practice for upper extremities.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects may include typical risks associated with physical activity such as muscle soreness or strain. Since participants have had strokes, there's an increased risk of cardiovascular events during exercise.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~end of treatment +1 year (14 months from baseline)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and end of treatment +1 year (14 months from baseline) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Upper arm
Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA)
Secondary outcome measures
Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D)
Left Ankle Range of Motion
Left Hip Range of Motion (coronal plane)
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Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Active Control
Group I: Aerobic Exercise & Repetitive Task PracticeActive Control2 Interventions
Participants will perform the following: 45 minutes of cycling 45 minutes of upper extremity repetitive arm exercises
Group II: Upper Extremity Repetitive Task Practice OnlyActive Control1 Intervention
Participants will perform the following: 1. 90 minutes of upper extremity repetitive arm exercises

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Who is running the clinical trial?

The Cleveland ClinicLead Sponsor
1,014 Previous Clinical Trials
1,364,473 Total Patients Enrolled
14 Trials studying Stroke
1,672 Patients Enrolled for Stroke
Susan Linder, DPT3.038 ReviewsPrincipal Investigator - The Cleveland Clinic
The Cleveland Clinic
1Patient Review
It's been difficult to get in touch with Dr. Linder or anyone at her office. I called and left my name and number on two consecutive days but wasn't able to get a call back. I'm guessing she might have sold her practice to Forum Health, but I haven't been able to reach them either.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Who meets the requirements to participate in this medical experiment?

"The current clinical trial is seeking 60 individuals with cardiovascular issues aged between 18 and 85. The requirements are that they must be ambulatory for at least 20 metres without more than contact guard assistance, have a Fugl-Meyer motor score of 19 to 55 in the affected upper extremity, as well as being within the age range specified previously."

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Is the age criterion for this research limited to people who are under forty years old?

"According to the specifications of this trial, 18 is the least amount of years a patient can be and 85 is the most."

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Are there any vacant positions available in this research project?

"Affirmative. According to the details hosted on clinicaltrials.gov, this research is currently recruiting volunteers and has been since April 11th 2019. The updated information was added October 18th 2022, with a goal of enrolling 60 participants at one location."

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How many participants is the clinical trial currently accommodating?

"Affirmative. According to the information on clinicaltrials.gov, this medical trial is presently recruiting participants with its initial posting date of April 11th 2019 and last edit being October 18th 2022. A total of 60 individuals are needed at a single site for this study."

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What results are researchers hoping to glean from this clinical trial?

"The primary purpose of this medical study is to assess ARAT over 14 months from initiation. Secondary outcomes include the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) for quality-of-life, Normalized Hand Function scores ranging from 0-100 with higher numbers indicating better performance, Six Minute Walk Test evaluating total distance traveled in 6 minutes, and Right Step Length which measures mean right step length across two 2 minute walking trials."

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~10 spots leftby Feb 2025