Effect of Thermal Stimulation on Cortical Excitability and Motor Function in Chronic Stroke Patients


Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. first-ever stroke survivors with unilateral hemispheric lesions from a ischemic stroke.
2. stroke onset more than 3 months
3. no severe cognitive impairments and able to follow instructions
4. the ability to sit on a chair for more than 30 minutes independently
5. no family history of epilepsy

Exclusion Criteria

1. musculoskeletal or cardiac disorders that could potentially interfere with experimental tests;
2. diabetic history or sensory impairment attributable to peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy;
3. speech disorder or global aphasia;
4. participating in any experimental rehabilitation or drug studies;
5. skin injuries, burns, or fresh scars at the sites of stimulation;
6. contraindication of heat or ice application