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Fitness and Functioning after Stroke (FaFaS): Relative aerobic Load of daily life

People after stroke show a lower aerobic capacity than their able-bodied peers. On top of that, their aerobic load of daily activities appears to be higher. This mismatch between aerobic capacity and load might seriously affect their functioning in daily life. However, currently reference values on aerobic load of daily activities for people after stroke are not available. Furthermore, the relationship between aerobic load and aerobic capacity, the relative aerobic load, has not been quantified explicitly and the actual impact on daily functioning is yet unknown. It can be expected that people with a high (predicted) relative aerobic load of daily activities will either experience more fatigue in daily life or be less active. This study will provide reference values for the (relative) aerobic load of daily activities for people after stroke. Furthermore, it will assess the impact of relative aerobic load on daily life activity levels.

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Start Date: 2017
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