Upon discharge from formal rehabilitation programs, individuals with chronic stroke are often constrained by physical limitations, leading to a diminished quality of life, participation restrictions, and an increased risk of further disability. (Rose et al, 2013) Community-based exercise (CBE) programs specific to individuals post-stroke may offer a mechanism to ameliorate these sequelae. (Pang et al, 2005) Current evidence supports the efficacy of CBEs in improving health-related outcomes, quality of life, and social participation post-stroke. (Lau et al, 2016)
The aim of this region-specific study is to explore current physical therapy practice in educating and preparing stroke survivors for CBE, from the perspective of stroke clinicians and stroke survivors.
Grenier, Angela; Hofstede, Megan; Hornback, Matthew; Mason, Sara; Myers, Breanne; Sjelin, David; and Zablotny, Cindy, "Stroke Survivor and Physical Therapist Perceptions of Community-Based Exercise in Northwest Oregon: A Qualitative Pilot Study" (2017). Student-Faculty Research - School of Physical Therapy. 35.