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

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- stroke defined according to Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) and The Oxford Community Stroke Project Classification (OSPC),
- impaired finger tapping on the affected side of the body,
- the ability to flex the wrist 20° from substrate on affected side of the body
Exclusion Criteria:individuals with
- cancerous tumors,
- infections with fever,
- neurologic or psychiatric disease,
- alcohol or drug addiction,
- conditions that impede communication.