"Remind-to-move" for Promoting Upper Extremity Recovery in Patients With Stroke After Subacute Discharge


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Frst-time ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging or X-ray computed tomography
2. Unilateral hemispherical involvement
3. Aged 18 or above
4. Time since onset less than 6 months
5. Functional Test for Hemiplegic Upper Extremity Hong Kong version (FTHUE-HK) ≥ 3 (maximum 7)
6. Able to understand verbal instruction and follow one-step commands
7. Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) ≤ 2
8. Mini-mental State Examination (MMSE) ≥ 19
9. No complaint of excessive pain or swelling over hemiplegic arm
10. Sensation on the affected wrist intact or with mild impairment only (National Institute of Health Stroke Scale=0 or 1).

Exclusion Criteria

1. Participating in any experimental or drug study
2. Unable to give consent to participate
3. Of inadequate balance as indicated by the inability to stand for at least 2 minutes with or without arm support
4. Having history of botulinum toxin injection in 3 months.