Low Frequency rTMS With Structured PT Training on Restoring Upper Extremity Function "PT"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. First-ever stroke
2. Age >60
3. muscle strength > grade 2 and < grade 5 based on manual muscle testing of hand / fingers of the affected upper limb
4. > 1 month and < 6 months after the onset of stroke
5. The affected hand is the non-dominant side

Exclusion Criteria

1. Substantial cognitive impairment with Mini Mental State Test >24
2. Diagnosis of mental illness
3. Pathological conditions referred to as contra-indications for rTMS in guideline suggested by Wassermann (eg. Cardiac pacemaker, intracranial implants, implanted medication pumps, epilepsy)
4. Unstable cardio-pulmonary conditions -