Objective: To evaluate the Effect of Fitness and mobility exercise (FAME) Program on Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Mobility in Chronic Stroke Patients.
Design: Experimental trial.
Subjects: 40 patients diagnosed as chronic stroke were selected and randomly assigned on to two groups experimental group (n =20) and conventional group (n=20).
Method: Patients included in both the groups attend regular physiotherapy session. The effect of Fitness & Mobility Exercise (FAME) program was compared with the Exercise program alone. Functional Mobility level were measured using 6 minute walk test and Fitness level were measured by VO2max at the beginning and at the end of 8 weeks respectively.
Result: Within group comparison of the variable was done with paired t-test and between groups comparison of the variable was done with un-paired t-test. Experimental group showed statistically significant improvement in VO2max and 6 minute walk test at 5% level of significance than conventional group.
Conclusion: It can be concluded from this study that cardiovascular endurance and mobility can be improved with the Fitness and Mobility Exercise (FAME) compared to conventional group.
FAME (Fitness and Mobility Exercise), VO2max (maximal oxygen consumption). 6 MWT (Minute Walk Test).