Pilot Study to Assess the Feasibility and Initial Efficacy of Therapist-as-consultant, Game-based CI Therapy


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Provide signed and dated informed consent form
- Willing to comply with all study procedures and be available for the duration of the study
- Male or female aged > 17
- Preserved ability to comprehend English and participate in basic elements of the therapy
- Community-dwelling
- Experienced mild to moderate hemiparesis at least six months prior
- Can independently operate the gaming system (those with severe cognitive impairments can usually achieve this)
- Corrected vision of at least 20/70 as assessed by their ability to identify game objects on the monitor from 5 feet away

Exclusion Criteria

- concurrent participation in other experimental upper extremity trials
- concurrent participation in other outpatient rehabilitation for their upper extremity
- Botox within the last 3 months (confound)
- near-normal motor function (9-hole Peg Test score above the 10th percentile of a normative sample)
- minimal nonuse (Motor Activity Log at baseline >2.5, Accelerometry > 60%)
- major medical issues that would interfere with study treatments or make intensive rehabilitation difficult to tolerate