Automatic Versus Intentional Movement Exercises to Enhance Arm Functions After Stroke "AUTOTAB"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Many patients retain upper-limb motor impairment following stroke. Most conventional rehabilitation techniques are aimed to improve motor intentional movement by repeated exercises. These techniques require attentional load and are responsible for significant fatigue that probably represents a limiting factor. Alternatively, the automatic control of action is now well documented. A rehabilitation method based on this principle could allow recovery of more natural movements.
Hypothesis: Stimulating automatic motricity improves upper-limb motor skills compared with a rehabilitation technique based on intentional movements.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Motor Training Other
    Intervention Desc: Subject will perform prehension exercises on an automated table. After the initiation of the arm movement, the target to be grasped will remain static in order to involve intentional motricity.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: " AUTO " Group
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: " CONTROL " Group

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Fugl Meyer assessment (upper extremity) of motor recovery following stroke 2 weeks following the last day of the intervention (Day 26) No
Secondary modified Ashworth scale immediately following the last day of the intervention (Day 12) and 2 weeks following the last day of the intervention (Day 26) No
Secondary Visual Analog Pain Scale immediately following the last day of the intervention (Day 12) and 2 weeks following the last day of the intervention (Day 26) No
Secondary Box and block test immediately following the last day of the intervention (Day 12) and 2 weeks following the last day of the intervention (Day 26) No
Secondary Frenchey Arm Test immediately following the last day of the intervention (Day 12) and 2 weeks following the last day of the intervention (Day 26) No
Secondary Motor Activity Log (MAL immediately following the last day of the intervention (Day 12) and 2 weeks following the last day of the intervention (Day 26) No
Secondary Functional independence scale (MIF) immediately following the last day of the intervention (Day 12) and 2 weeks following the last day of the intervention (Day 26) No

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