The goal of this thesis was to gain insights in the level of physical fitness, physical activity and sedentary behavior in the first year after a-SAH. Objective measures of fitness, activity and sedentary behavior were collected at six and twelve months post a-SAH and compared to that of sex and age-matched controls. Follow-up was applied to study changes in fitness, activity and sedentary behavior over time. Furthermore, we explored whether physical deconditioning (i.e. low fitness and inactive and sedentary lifestyles) plays a role in fatigue, and whether we could identify subgroups at risk of poor outcomes.

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Keywords Subarchnoid Hemorrhage, Rehabilitation, Physical fitness, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Muscle strength, Physical activity, Sedentary behaviour, Fatigue
Promotor G.M. Ribbers (Gerard) , H.J.G. van den Berg-Emons (Rita) , F. van Kooten (Fop)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor The research described in this thesis was supported by Rijndam Rehabilitation and the Dutch Brain Foundation (grant no. 15F07.06), the Netherlands.
ISBN 978-94-6361-085-8
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/105788
Citation
Harmsen, W.J. (2018, May 9). Subarachnoid Hemorrhage : Physical fitness, physical activity and sedentary behavior in the first year post onset. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/105788