Individual Study / Heron et al.; BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017

Stroke Prevention Rehabilitation Intervention Trial of Exercise (SPRITE) - A Randomised Feasibility Study

Stroke Prevention Rehabilitation Intervention Trial of Exercise (SPRITE) - A Randomised Feasibility Study

Initiatives -
The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility of evaluating the effectiveness of a novel adapted home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme, ‘The Healthy Brain Rehabilitation Manual’, with or without a pedometer intervention, initiated within 4 weeks of a first TIA or minor stroke of atherosclerotic origin. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2016
Funding
This research was funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) PhD Academic Clinical Fellowship for the lead author, Dr. Neil Heron, as well as a British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) Doctoral Research Award.

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Heron N, Kee F, Mant J, et al. Stroke Prevention Rehabilitation Intervention Trial of Exercise (SPRITE) - a randomised feasibility study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017;17(1):290. Published 2017 Dec 12. doi:10.1186/s12872-017-0717-9

PUBMED 29233087

Number of participants

Number of participants
15
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Clinicians were asked to identify patients attending the Ulster Hospital, Belfast within 4 weeks of a first TIA or minor stroke. Those who agreed to participate underwent assessments of physical fitness, cardiovascular risk, quality of life and mental health, before random allocation to: Group (1) standard/usual care; (2) rehabilitation manual or (3) manual plus pedometer
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Ireland
Territory
Belfast
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • TIA or ‘mild’ stroke
Other criteria
Excluded patients who had unstable cardiac conditions or contra-indications for exercise training by screening patients using the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) [43].

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Specific population
Specific Population
  • Clinic patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
15
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility of evaluating the effectiveness of a novel adapted home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme, ‘The Healthy Brain Rehabilitation Manual’, with or without a pedometer intervention, initiated within 4 weeks of a first TIA or minor stroke of atherosclerotic origin.
Start Date
2016
End Date
2016
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • Tablet/laptop