Brain-behavior Associations of Sensorimotor Therapy Post Stroke


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- first ever stroke as defined by the WHO (world health organisation) criteria
- assessed and included within 8 weeks after stroke onset
- unilateral motor impairment in the upper limb (ARAT <52/56) and the ability to execute at least some wrist en finger extension movement against gravity
- unilateral somatosensory impairment in the upper limb (SSD <0.00)
- minimally 18 years old
- substantially cooperation to perform the assessments and therapy
- written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

- musculoskeletal and/or other neurological disorders such as previous stroke, head injuries, multiple sclerosis of Parkinson's disease
- a subdural hematoma, tumor, encephalitis or trauma that lead to similar symptoms as a stroke
- severe communication deficits
- severe cognitive deficits
- the presence of contra-indications for proceeding an MRI scan such as defibrillator, pacemaker or metal prosthesis ( as defined in the MRI checklist of Radiology UZ Leuven)