Effectiveness of Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) and Voluntary Trunk Rotation for Neglect

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. First or second stroke (haemorrhagic or ischaemic) confirmed by computer axial tomography scan or magnetic resonance imaging
2. Neurological representation compatible with a unilateral right lesion involvement (i.e. left hemiplegic), exhibited left visual field inattention or neglect by following either one of below criteria:
- obtaining a total score of star cancellation subtest in the conventional battery of the Behavioural Inattention Test <51 (out of 54)
- obtaining a total score of line bisection subtest in the conventional battery of the Behavioural Inattention Test <7 (out of 9)
- Score of Catherine Bergego Scale ≥ 1
3. Right handed
4. Less than six months since onset of stroke at study entry
5. Able to follow simple command

Exclusion Criteria

1. Patients with severe dysphasia (either expressive or comprehensive) which restricts communication;
2. History of other neurological disease, psychiatric disorder, or alcoholism;
3. significant impairment in visual acuity caused by cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or hemianopia
4. Any additional medical or psychological condition that would affect their ability to comply with the study protocol.