Effects of rTMS Based on Brain Activation During Language Performance in Stroke Patients With Non-fluent Aphasia


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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- 18-80 yrs old
- Right-handed
- Radiologically confirmed left hemisphere stroke
- Fluent in Korean
- First ever stroke
- More than 1 year from stroke onset
- Non-fluent (motor-dominant) aphasia
- Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

- Previous medical histories of stroke, cerebral vascular operation, seizure
- Patients with traumatic brain injury
- Unable to perform the language task
- Severe cognitive impairment (MMSE less than 16)
- Skin lesion in the stimulation site of scalp
- Metal implants in the body (cardiac pacemaker or aneurysm clip)
- Pregnancy, Breastfeeding