The objective of the IMPACT study was to investigate the effects of a simple walking intervention on patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit after stroke.
Patients were recruited in the control phase (15 for each site) and this phase provided key data on the feasibility of recruitment, site suitability and quantify the level of usual activity at the sites.
Following the completion of the control phase, 15 patients were recruited in the intervention phase.
In addition to the objectives of the control phase, the intervention phase also provided data on the adherence to a simple walking intervention, which was developed in an earlier development study. Once completed, data from the pilot study will be used to design a larger study.
1. To determine the feasibility of recruitment
2. To determine adherence to a simple intervention designed to improve patients walking after stroke.
Jackie Bosch started working with Salim Yusuf in 1993, before PHRI was formally created, as she was completing her Masters in Clinical Epidemiology, with the intent to learn how to do clinical trials so she could run trials in post-stroke rehabilitation. Most recently, she has been a co-investigator on large trials in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as understanding the causes of functional decline as well as developing simple, internationally applicable interventions to improve post-stroke disability.
She is Assistant Dean of the Occupational Therapy program, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University, and has received awards such as the (McMaster) President’s Award for Outstanding Service, and the PHRI Award for Outstanding Contributions to Global Collaborations. She has more than 65 peer-reviewed publications.
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