Task Oriented Training and Evaluation at Home (TOTE Home)

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of an upper extremity, task oriented training program delivered at home (TOTE Home) for people who are in the subacute recovery phase of a stroke.
Method: A single-subject AB series design with a follow-up to assess the effectiveness of TOTE Home which includes a maximum of 30, one hour sessions of training conducted in participants' homes. Repeated target measures of accelerometry and level of confidence to be analyzed throughout the study. Change scores from standardized assessments to be evaluated at baseline, post-intervention, and follow-up time periods.

Detailed Description

Hemiparesis following a stroke frequently leads to "learned non-use" of the weaker arm and hand. Task oriented training has been suggested as a contemporary neurorehabilitation technique. A single-subject AB series design with a follow-up was conducted to assess the effectiveness of a task oriented training program administered in participants' homes. This intervention, Task Oriented Training at Home (TOTE Home), incorporated current experience-dependent plasticity aspects modeled after the Acquired Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP) protocol parameters and principles of task oriented training as suggested by Lang and Birkenmeier in 2014. Repeated measures of accelerometry and level of confidence on a priority task were analyzed with visual analysis of changes in level, trend, and slope. Change scores from standardized assessments for the upper extremity, Motor Activity Log, Stroke Impact Scale question of recovery, Functional Test for the Hemiparetic Upper Extremity, and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure were evaluated on data collected at baseline, post-intervention, and follow-up time periods.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Task Oriented Treatment Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: The intervention administered during each of the training sessions was modeled after the protocol outlined in Winstein et al. (2013) however implementation was in the participant's home setting and involved tasks in the participant's real world. The manual entitled, "Upper-Extremity Task-Specific Training After Stroke or Disability" by Lang and Birkenmeier (2014) was also utilized to give a general overview of task specific training for the upper extremity and to help guide each activity the participant chose to work on.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Task Oriented Training
    Description: The intervention administered during each of the training sessions was modeled after the protocol outlined in Winstein et al. (2013) however implementation was in the participant's home setting and involved tasks in the participant's real world. The manual entitled, "Upper-Extremity Task-Specific Training After Stroke or Disability" by Lang and Birkenmeier (2014) was also utilized to give a general overview of task specific training for the upper extremity and to help guide each activity the participant chose to work on.

Trial Design

  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Single Group Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Movement of the hemiparetic upper extremity as measured by accelerometry 24 hour recordings over 8 day periods No

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