Tele-rehabilitation in the Home With Gaming as a Method of Improving Upper Extremity Function After Stroke

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of the study is to determine whether a novel computer gaming hand exercise regimen would improve hand and arm function and be feasible in people with hemiplegia after Stroke affecting the hand.

Detailed Description

A novel computer gaming hand exercise regimen has been designed for people with hemiplegia after Stroke affecting the hand. The design allows a broad range of common objects of daily life to be seamlessly transformed into 'therapeutic' input devices by instrumenting with a small motion sense mouse. Based on individual abilities and treatment needs, objects are selected to train specific fine/ gross dexterous functions. The object manipulations (therapeutic exercises) are then used to control and play any commercially available computer game, making practice challenging and engaging.
The study is of twelve weeks duration comparing the computer gaming and conventional hand exercises in ten people with hemiplegia after Stroke affecting the hand. The investigators hypothesize that the game based exercises will improve hand function and will be feasible. A mixed-effect repeated measures analysis of variance will be conducted to test pre to post treatment outcomes.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Computer gaming hand exercise regimen. Other
    Intervention Desc: Computer gaming hand exercise regimen using common objects of daily life. The hand exercises are coupled with commercially available computer games and will be performed 30 minutes,four times per week for 12 weeks.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Experimental Group
    Description: Computer gaming hand exercise regimen.

Trial Design

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

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Wolf Motor Function Test (Change is being assessed) Baseline and 12 weeks No
Secondary Stroke Impact Scale (Change is being assessed) Baseline and 12 weeks No
Secondary Change from baseline in Paddle game based hand function assessment tool from baseline and 12 weeks. Baseline and 12 weeks No

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