Improving Arm and Hand Functions in Chronic Stroke (CIHR 2012-2015)

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- post-acute stroke patients with unilateral first-time MCA stroke sustained . (more than 6 months ago prior to the enrolment to the study).
- Patients' residual motor impairments in the affected hand and arm should be greater than stage 3 on the Chedoke McMaster scale.

Exclusion Criteria

- Patients with moderate apraxia, aphasia or dementia, and patients with severe sensory loss in the paretic hand, severe language-communication disability, posture problems, involuntary movements, high-blood pressure, depression or other psychological disorders, metal in body that interferes with MEG and MRI measurements.