Effects of Touch Massage in the Sub-acute Phase After Stroke "MEST"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

The aim is to study effects of touch massage in the sub-acute phase after stroke in two main areas; general health and independence.The hypothesis are that; touch massage in the sub-acute phase after stroke decreases anxiety and pain, increases health related-quality of life, decrease physiological stress responses, increase sensorimotor function, decrease disability, and increase activity in sensorimotor areas...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 10 May 2016.

1 Jan 2013 27 May 2013 1 Jun 2017 1 Jun 2018 1 May 2016 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Basics




Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment


  • Kristina Lämås, PhD