Allied Rehabilitation Using Web-Based Caregiver MEDiated Exercises for STROKE: The ARMED4STROKE Trial Design

Corien D.M. Nikamp, Gert Kwakkel, Erik C. Prinsen, Rinske H.M. Nijland, Marijn Mulder, Erwin E.H. van Wegen, Hermie J. Hermens, Jaap H. Buurke

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This paper describes the design of the Armed4Stroke program. Patients after stroke and their caregivers are included as a couple. The caregiver is trained as a co-therapist by a physiotherapist experienced in providing caregiver-mediated exercises (CME) to support and motivate the patient. The program consists of 8 weeks of gait and gait-related exercises, complementary to regular rehabilitation therapy. The couple will receive a tailor-made exercise program, which is adapted to the patients’ abilities and goals and is progressive in nature. The program is supported by videos with exercise instructions, which are accessible using a web-based tele-rehabilitation system. It is hypothesized that CME, supported with tele-rehabilitation is able to promote daily mobility and to reduce anxiety and depression in patients after stroke and their caregivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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NameBiosystems and Biorobotics

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