Electrical Stimulation of the Paretic Upper Limb in the Early Stroke Phase


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. admission at the rehabilitation stroke unit of Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen,
2. diagnosis of acute stroke (ICD 10 code: 163.9, 161.9),
3. residence in the hospitals' catchment area,
4. age > 18 years,
5. modified Rankin Scale score < 5,
6. ESS can be initiated within 7 days post-stroke,
7. a subscore < 66 on section A-D of Fugl-Meyer Assessment Upper Extremity,

Exclusion Criteria

1. presence of cognitive dysfunctions or poor communication skills in Danish that limit the ability of providing informed consent,
2. have participated in other biomedical, intervention studies within the last 3 months,
3. contraindication to ESS (e.g. pacemaker, significant skin impairment on the paretic arm),
4. incomplete recovery of the affected upper limb after previous stroke,
5. patients who - because of placement in an institution, incarceration pursuant to the Psychiatric Act or due to circumstances of employment - are particularly exposed to pressure regarding participation in the project.