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IJHSR. 2015; 5(3): 217-227


The Effect of FAME Program on Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Mobility in Chronic Stroke Patients.

Sonia S Bhatia, Archana Mehta.

Abstract
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.

Key words: FAME (Fitness and Mobility Exercise), VO2max (maximal oxygen consumption). 6 MWT (Minute Walk Test).



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