Early Electrical Stimulation to Prevent Complications in the Arm Post-stroke - a Feasibility Study "ESCAPS"

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

Stroke is the largest cause of adult disability in the United Kingdom. Loss of hand function, muscle weakness, pain, and joint deformities are persistent and disabling problems for nearly half of all stroke survivors. This can, in part, result from patients not getting adequate therapy targeting the hand and arm in the very early stages of rehabilitation. Previous research has highlighted the importance of early...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 2 May 2017.

1 Jun 2015 10 Dec 2014 1 Nov 2017 1 Nov 2017 1 May 2017 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment


  • Joanna C Fletcher-Smith, MPhil; BSc