Does Intensive Task Specific Training Improve Balance After Acute Stroke?

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Admitted to the stroke unit with a diagnosis of stroke
- Living in the city of Trondheim
- Included 4 - 14 days after first sign of symptoms
- Modified Rankin Scale > 3 before admission to hospital
- Scandinavian Stroke Scale (SSS) less than 58 points and more than 14 points
- SSS leg item less than 6 points or SSS movement item less than 12 points
- Discharged to home or a rehabilitation clinic
- Mini Mental State Examination Score more than 20 points
- Able and willing to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

- Seriously heart- and lung-diseases
- Other diseases which makes it difficult to evaluate the function
- Already included in the trial