Innovative Modalities for Restoring Upper Limb Function Post Stroke

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

PURPOSE. After stroke many patients are unable to engage in normal upper limb functional activities, which may restrict them from participation in meaningful life roles. For many, conventional rehabilitation does not restore upper limb function to a useful level. The purpose of this research is to investigate the benefits of three promising motor learning interventions: focused intensive, motor learning (FIML); 2) robotics and motor learning (ROB-ML); and 3) functional neuromuscular stimulation and motor learning (FNS-ML).

Conditions

Interventions

  • Motor learning Other
    Intervention Desc: training of the hemiplegic upper limb with motor learning
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Motor Learning
    Description: subjects are provided with intensive motor learning training of the upper limb
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Robotics and Motor Learning
    Description: subject are provided with intensive motor learning and robotics training of the upper limb
    ARM 3: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Motor learning and FES
    Description: subjects are provided with intensive motor learning and surface FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) of the upper limb
  • Robotics Other
    Intervention Desc: subjects perform training of hemiplegic arm using an upper extremity robot
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Robotics and Motor Learning
    Description: subject are provided with intensive motor learning and robotics training of the upper limb
  • Surface FES Other
    Intervention Desc: subjects are provided with surface FES to the hemiplegic upper limb
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Motor learning and FES
    Description: subjects are provided with intensive motor learning and surface FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) of the upper limb

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Fugl Meyer after 12 weeks of intervention No

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