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Research Article

Predictors of Adherence to a Structured Exercise Program and Physical Activity Participation in Community Dwellers after Stroke

Table 1

Characteristics of participants on entry to study.

CharacteristicLower limb exercise group ( )

Demographics
Age (yr),
mean (SD; range)
66.7 (14.3; 31–91)
Time since stroke at enrolment (yr),
mean (SD; range)
6.7 (6.7; 0.1–24.8)
Mini-Mental State
Examination score (0–30),
mean (SD; range)
27 (3; 20–30)
Gender, n males (%)38 (50)
Side of hemiplegia, n right (%)34 (45)
Recurrent falls, n (%)19 (25)
Fear of falling, n (%)34 (45)

Health conditions/symptoms
Visual impairment, n (%)61 (80)
Hearing impairment, n (%)26 (34)
Parkinson’s Disease, n (%)1 (1)
PVD/Leg ulcers, n (%)4 (5)
Diabetes, n (%)16 (21)
Heart condition, n (%)26 (34)
Hypertension, n (%)44 (58)
Asthma/COPD, n (%)16 (21)
Incontinence, n (%)20 (26)
Epilepsy, n (%)14 (18)
Osteoporosis, n (%)16 (21)
Arthritis, n (%)34 (45)
Hip fracture, n (%)5 (7)
Vertigo/dizziness, n (%)29 (38)
Pain, n (%)47 (62)

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