Rehabilitating (Stroke-induced) Apraxia With Direct Current Stimulation "RAdiCS"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- left hemispheric ischemic stroke in the subacute/ chronic phase (>10 days and <180 days post-stroke)
- clinical confirmation of apraxia by KAS (Cologne Apraxia Screening), Cut-off ≤ 76/ 80 points;
- age 18 - 90 years;
- written Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria

- pregnancy, breastfeeding and women without exclusion of pregnancy
- patients with clinical manifestation of a stroke prior to the index-stroke
- malignant disease with affection of central nervous system
- life expectancy <12 months
- current addiction to alcohol or drugs or other addictive disease (exception: nicotine)
- current clinically manifest psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia or severe depressive episode
- epileptic seizure within the past two years
- continuous medication during the intervention phase with benzodiazepine, antipsychotics of high potential and anti-epileptic drugs taken for prophylaxis of epileptic seizures
- enrollment in other studies with brain stimulation in the time period after the index stroke
- heart pacemaker
- electrodes for deep brain stimulation or other metal implants in the head (expected are dental fillings and inlays)
- craniectomy or trepanation
- vulnerable skin lesions at electrode positions
- poor motivation/ cooperation