Primed vs. Unprimed rTMS in Chronic Stroke


Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- 18 years of age or older
- presence of stroke at least six months duration
- demonstrate at least 10 degrees of active extension at the paretic index finger (metacarpophalangeal joint)
- possess resting motor evoked potential on the stroke hemisphere with TMS testing
- Upper Extremity Fugl Meyer score at least 20 out of 66
- Beck Depression Inventory equal to or less than 19 out of 63
- Mini-Mental State Examination score at least 24 out of 30
- age-appropriate receptive language ability

Exclusion Criteria

- history of seizure within the last two years
- indwelling metal or medical devices incompatible with TMS
- anosognosia
- pregnancy
- any co-morbidities impairing upper extremity function (e.g. fracture)