Sedentary time and activity behaviors after stroke rehabilitation: changes in the first 3 months home
Results: ActivPAL data were available at both time points for 28 (82%) participants (mean age 69 [SD 12] years). At 3 months, participants spent 39 fewer minutes sedentary (95%CI -70,-8 p = .01), 21 minutes more walking (95%CI 2,22 p = .02) and completed 1112 additional steps/day (95%CI 268,1956 p = .01), compared to the first week home. No factors predicted change in activity. At 3 months, greater depression (β 22 mins (95%CI 8,36) p = .004) and slower gait speed (β - 43 mins 95%CI -59,-27 p ≤ 0.001) were associated with more sedentary time and less walking activity, respectively.
Conclusions: Sedentary time reduced and walking activity increased between discharge home and 3 months later. Interventions targeting mood and physical function may warrant testing to reduce sedentary behavior 3 months following discharge.
Publication titleTopics in Stroke Rehabilitation
Department/SchoolMenzies Institute for Medical Research
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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