A Seated Exercise Program after Stroke (V-PASE)

Join an Online Seated Exercise Study via Zoom

What is involved?

The online seated exercise program is completed in the comfort of your own home and is delivered by a trained exercise instructor over videoconferencing (example: UBC Zoom). 

If you agree to participate in this study, you will be allocated to either a 10-week seated exercise program or a delayed intensive 2-week seated exercise program by chance (like flip a coin).  Your balance, lower extremity strength, quality of life, and walking capacity will be measured on 3-4 separate occasions depending on the group you are assigned. The measurement session will also be completed online. This study will also involve 2 – 3 visits to a local blood collection facility (e.g. a LifeLabs centre) to measure your blood sugar (glucose) and cholesterol levels. You might also be asked to complete a 30-minute interview after the last exercise session to see how you found the seated exercise program.

Who can participate in this study?

  • 19 years or older.
  • More than 6 months post-stroke.
  • Have ongoing walking and standing issues and needs a walking aid. 
  • Able to stand up from a chair.
  • Able to communicate in English.
  • Have access to a tablet, computer, or laptop with internet and email access.

NOTE:  A caregiver, friend, or family member will be required for all measurement sessions. They are not required to attend the seated exercise sessions, but we would like to invite them to assist you during the exercise session.

Contact us!

If you are interested in participating in this research study or would like further details about the study, please contact us via email: v.pase@ubc.ca or phone: 604-714-4117.