Acupuncture and Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation in Stroke Rehabilitation

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Acute stroke 5-10 days prior to entry, moderate or severe functional impairment (Barthel Index <= 70 and inability to perform Nine Hole Peg test within 60 seconds or inability to walk 10 meters without mechanical or personal support), informed consent, all ages.

Exclusion Criteria

Previous neurological, psychiatric, or other disorder making it difficult to pursue treatment or evaluations; inability to comprehend information about the trial; concurrent participation in another trial of interventions supposed to affect long-term neurological and functional outcome; failure to obtain informed consent.