STRIPS: Shoulder Taping Reduces Injury and Pain in Stroke "STRIPS"

Completed

Phase 3 Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Stroke patients both ischemic and hemorrhagic with upper limb weakness within 48 hours after the ictus
2. Age over 18 years
3. Brunnstrom's stage of recovery 1 and 2
4. Patients willing to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria

1. Patients with Glasgow coma scale of <7
2. Patients on ventilator
3. Uncooperative patients
4. Patients having previous history of shoulder injury
5. Patients with Wernicke's aphasia
6. Patients having previous history of shoulder pain
7. Any previous history of skin allergy to tape