Amphetamine and Physiotherapy after Stroke


Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Geriatric patients with a paretic arm and/or leg (presence of hemiplegia was defined as an arm motor score of 0–50 and a leg motor score of 0–30 on the Fugl-Meyer (FM) motor scale at baseline screening) following a stroke which had occurred 5–10 days previously and who could follow instructions and from whom informed consent was obtaine were included.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients were excluded if they had had an earlier cerebral lesion with a documented need for care and remaining paretic symptoms and/or a serious disease, such as psychiatric, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, hematological or oncological disease, as assessed by the responsible physician. Patients receiving a-adrenergic antagonists or agonists, neuroleptics, benzodiazepines or antidepressants were also excluded.