Non-invasive Brain Stimulation for People With Stroke


Phase 0 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Have a confirmed clinical diagnosis of a haemorrhagic or an ischaemic stroke confirmed clinically or by CT, PET or MRI Scan
2. Experienced a single (first) stroke or multiple strokes
3. In the acute, sub-acute or chronic phase of their recovery (the first three to seven days are referred to as the acute phase. The first two weeks to six months are defined as the sub-acute phase, and the chronic phase begins after three or six months (Teismann et al. 2011, Duncan et al. 2003a)
4. Have had a subcortical or cortical stroke
5. Be over the age of 18 years
6. Have any level of upper limb impairment

Exclusion Criteria

1. A history of epilepsy (TMS studies) due to the fact that TMS could cause an epileptic fit
2. Impaired gross cognitive function; score of less than 24 of the Mini-Mental State Examination (Folstein et al. 1975)
3. Any metal implants in the head including cochlear implants
4. Any another neurological condition apart from stroke
5. Are currently participants in another intervention study using TMS/tDCS