Repetitive Arm Training Combined With Functional Electrical Stimulation on Upper Extremity Motor Recovery in Sub-acute Stroke Survivors


Phase 2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion criteria:
- males and females, age 18 to 79 years
- diagnosis of first, single unilateral ischemic stroke verified by brain imaging < 8 weeks
- upper limb motor function defined by an FM-UE score > 11 and <55
Exclusion criteria:
- medical conditions likely to interfere with the ability to safely complete the study protocol
- impaired cognitive functioning: score less than 24 on the Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE)
- severe upper-limb pain, referred as > 7 at Visual Analog Scale (VAS)
- history of seizures or epilepsy