Comparative Efficacy Research of Robot-Assisted Therapy With and Without Constraint-Induced Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- 6 months onset from a first-ever unilateral stroke
- an initial UL subsection of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment score of 20 to 56
- minimal motor criteria to receive CIT (i.e., ≥ 100 wrist extension and ≥ 100 extension at the thumb and any two other digits)
- no excessive spasticity in any of the joints of the affected UL (modified Ashworth scale ≤ 3)
- without upper limb fracture within 3 months
- be able to follow study instructions and perform study tasks (Mini Mental State Examination ≥ 24)
- welling to provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

- physician-determined major medical problems or poor physical conditions that would interfere with participation
- excessive pain in any joint that might limit participation