TDCS in Acute Stroke "TDCS-aphasia"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of transcranial direct current stimulation in aphasia therapy in acute and post-acute stroke.

Detailed Description

TDCS has been shown to have a positive effect on clinical outcome in both motor rehabilitation and aphasia treatment in chronic aphasic patients. In healthy subjects the method sped up reaction times in naming and language learning tasks. In TDCS a weak current is applied to the subjects head increasing excitatory activity which might lead to improved brain function.

Conditions

Interventions

  • DKI ED2011 Device
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: TDCS - DKI ED2011
    Description: TDCS with DKI ED2011 session is followed by a behavioral naming therapy with different cues
  • Sham-TDCS Device
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Sham-TDCS
    Description: Sham-TDCS session is followed by a behavioral naming therapy with different cues

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Endpoint: Safety Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary skin irritation, other problems 2 months Yes
Secondary Improved language 2 months No
Primary skin irritation 2 months Yes

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