Stroke Research and Treatment

Stroke: Physical Fitness, Exercise, and Fatigue


Publishing date
15 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 May 2011

1School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, The University of Edinburgh, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, UK

2National Stroke Research Institute and La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

3Research Institute MOVE, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Stroke: Physical Fitness, Exercise, and Fatigue

Description

Stroke is a major cause of disability in the community. After stroke, physical fitness is substantially reduced, and low fitness contributes to functional limitations. There is an increasing body of evidence that physical fitness training improves physical function after stroke. Fitness training also has major potential to reduce other poststroke problems such as fatigue, low mood, and recurrent vascular events. Physical fitness training is increasingly being incorporated into the rehabilitation and long-term management of people after stroke.

We invite authors to submit papers on the topic of physical activity and physical fitness and stroke. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The biology of fitness after stroke
  • What do animal models of exercise after stroke tell us?
  • Association between physical activity, fitness, and function
  • The influence of increased physical activity and fitness training on outcome after stroke, including risk of recurrent stroke
  • Fatigue after stroke: aetiology and associations with fitness
  • Barriers and motivators to exercise after stroke
  • Putting research evidence into practice: models of providing exercise after stroke
  • How to measure fatigue in physical fitness programs?

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/srt/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 632531
  • - Editorial

Stroke: Physical Fitness, Exercise, and Fatigue

Gillian Mead | Julie Bernhardt | Gert Kwakkel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 407693
  • - Clinical Study

Development and Process Evaluation of a 5-Week Exercise Program to Prevent Falls in People after Stroke: The FALLS Program

H. J. R. van Duijnhoven | D. De Kam | ... | V. Weerdesteyn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 863978
  • - Research Article

Poststroke Fatigue: Who Is at Risk for an Increase in Fatigue?

Hanna Maria van Eijsden | Ingrid Gerrie Lambert van de Port | ... | Gert Kwakkel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 470648
  • - Clinical Study

Mood and Balance are Associated with Free-Living Physical Activity of People after Stroke Residing in the community

Matar A. Alzahrani | Catherine M. Dean | ... | Colleen G. Canning
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 548682
  • - Research Article

The Impact of Mild Stroke on Participation in Physical Fitness Activities

Mary Hildebrand | Megan Brewer | Timothy Wolf
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 136525
  • - Research Article

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

Anne Tiedemann | Catherine Sherrington | ... | Sandra D. O'Rourke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 103697
  • - Review Article

Exercise Protects Bone after Stroke, or Does It? A Narrative Review of the Evidence

Karen Borschmann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 126275
  • - Research Article

The Course of Fatigue during the First 18 Months after First-Ever Stroke: A Longitudinal Study

Anners Lerdal | Kathryn A. Lee | ... | Hesook Suzie Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 810415
  • - Clinical Study

Effects of Walking Endurance Reduction on Gait Stability in Patients with Stroke

M. Iosa | G. Morone | ... | S. Paolucci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 813765
  • - Review Article

Physical Activity in Hospitalised Stroke Patients

Tanya West | Julie Bernhardt
Stroke Research and Treatment
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Submission to final decision93 days
Acceptance to publication32 days
CiteScore3.400
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