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


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- All subjects must be between the ages of 18-80 and must not be pregnant
- Patients volunteer to participate in the study, with a written informed consent signed
- Affiliation to a national health insurance program
- Hemiplegia after stroke
- Stroke onset >6 weeks and <4 years prior to study enrollment
- Patients able to perform the exercises on the automated table

Exclusion Criteria

- Pregnancy
- Excessive pain in any joint of the paretic extremity (VAS>5)
- Coexistent major neurological or psychiatric disease as to decrease number of confounders
- Subjects with global aphasia and deficits of comprehension
- Any substantial decrease in alertness, language reception, or attention that might interfere with understanding instructions for motor testing