To investigate the effect of 10 sessions of an oral dose of amphetamine combined with physiotherapy on rehabilitating stroke patients, starting 5–10 days after stroke.
- Amphetamine Behavioral
Intervention Desc: Central nervous system stimulant
- Physical therapy Behavioral
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Drug treatment was given in the form of identical white tablets of 2 x 5 mg of either d,l-amphetamine or placebo60 min before the training session. All patients underwent at least 30 min of physiotherapy 5 days a week in addition to the ward’s regular training program.
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|Primary||The FM motor performance score was used to evaluate changes in motor function. Motor function and activities of daily living (ADL) were assessed by a physiotherapist (L.S.) at baseline, at the end of the 10th session and at follow-up, 3 months after stroke.|