Acupuncture in Stroke Rehabilitation

Terminated

Phase 2 Results N/A

Trial Description

The primary purpose of the study is to examine the effect of acupuncture treatment when combined with strength training on the motor functional recovery of stroke survivors

Detailed Description

In this study, we compare the effect on motor functional improvement between a combined acupuncture and strength training program and the strength training alone. The results may allow us to determine whether the acupuncture may bring in additional benefit to the motor recovery in the upper limb in stroke survivors

Trial Stopped: Expired IRB approval

Conditions

Interventions

  • Acupuncture and Strengthening Other
    Intervention Desc: Acupuncture and strengthening
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: 1
    Description: Acupuncture and strength training
  • Strengthening Alone Other
    Intervention Desc: Strengthening training program
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: 2
    Description: Strength training

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Crossover Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Fugl-Meyer Motor Scores Before and After 6 Week Treatment No
Secondary Active wrist ROM Before and After 6 Week Treatment No
Secondary Quantitative Measure of Muscle Spasticity Before and After 6 Week Treatment No
Secondary Ashworth Score Before and After 6 Week Treatment No

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