Enriched Environments for Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria for patients wth stroke:
1. Age 40-80 years
2. sustained a single stroke between 3-24 months prio t study leading to upper limb paresis
3. have at least Stage 3/7 arm control (mild to moderate motor deficits) on the Chedoke-McMaster Scale.
4. <81 yrs old to minimize confounding effects of age-related changes in sensorimotor functions
Exclusion Criteria for patients wth stroke:
1. other neurological or orthopaedic problems that may interfere with interpretation of results
2. significant deficits in attention, constructional skills, neglect and apraxia
3. shoulder subluxation, arm pain
4. lack of endurance as judged by a physician
5. undergoing other therapy, surgery or medical procedures within the study period.
Inclusion Criteria for healthy control subjects:
1. Age 40-80 years
Exclusion Criteria for control subjects:
1. any neurological or orthopaedic problems that may interfere with interpretation of results.