A STUDY ON HIGH INTENSITY VERSUS LOW INTENSITY AEROBIC TRAINING IN IMPROVING HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OFLIFE IN POST STROKE SUBJECTS
Singam Siva Sankar*, Pappala Kiran Prakash, Patchava Apparao and Pasala Gopi Krishna
Background and Objectives: Stroke is a clinical syndrome with a presumed vascular origin, characterized by rapidly developing clinical signs of focal or global symptoms due to changes in cerebral functions lasting more than 24 hours or leading to death. Therefore, increasing exercise capacity in persons with stroke to improve their ability to perform functions of daily living, The purpose of the study is to find the effectiveness of high intensity and low intensity aerobic training in subjects with stroke on improving health related quality of life. Methods: 102 subjects who were clinically diagnosed of stroke were assessed and only 66 were recruited who are willing to be in the study and they were randomly allocated into two groups. In Group I (n=33) subjects were high intensity aerobic training for 12 weeks, where in Group II (n=33) subjects were treated with low intensity aerobic training for 12 weeks. The outcome of this intervention was health related quality of life using SF-36 questionnaire. Results: Statistical analysis of the data revealed that in between group comparison showed there is a Statastical significant difference in SF-36 questionnaire. Conclusion: Both techniques are equally effective in improving health related quality of life. But high intensity aerobic training is more effective in improving health related quality of life when compared with low intensity aerobic training.
Keywords: Stroke, High intensity Aerobic training, Low intensity Aerobic training, Health related Quality of life, SF-36 questionnaire.
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