Improvement of Language Disturbances After Stroke by Intensive Training and Electrical Brain Stimulation

Recruiting

Phase 2/3 Results N/A

Trial Description

The study aims to identify if intensive language training, consisting mainly of computer-based object naming, together with electrical brain stimulation, will lead to an improvement of language functions in patients that suffer from language disturbances after a stroke.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Anodal tDCS Device
    Intervention Desc: anodal transcranial direct current stimulation
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: anodal tDCS
  • Cathodal tDCS Device
    Intervention Desc: cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: 2
    Description: cathodal tDCS
  • Sham stimulation Device
    Intervention Desc: sham stimulation
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: 3
    Description: sham stimulation

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Crossover Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Number of words correctly named after training plus tDCS 1 year No
Secondary Communicative-Activity-Log & Stroke-and-Aphasia-Quality-of-Life-Scale 1 year Yes

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