A 19-week exercise program for people with chronic stroke enhances bone geometry at the tibia: A peripheral quantitative computed tomography study

Marco Yiu Chung Pang, M. C. Ashe, J. J. Eng, H. A. McKay, A. S. Dawson

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Abstract

Background: We assessed the impact of a 19-week exercise program on bone health in chronic stroke. Results: Those who underwent the program reported significantly more gain in tibial trabecular bone content and cortical bone thickness on the affected side. Conclusion: Regular exercise is thus beneficial for enhancing bone health in this population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1615-1625
Number of pages11
JournalOsteoporosis International
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006

Keywords

  • Bone health
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Peripheral quantitative computed tomography
  • Physical activity
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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