Dysphagia is one of severe complications among stroke survivors. Dysphagia is usually associated with high levels of morbidity, mortality, and financial cost. In recent years, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has shown promise to facilitate poststroke dysphagia. However, most researches were preliminary studies in the past. The present study aims to investigate the immediate and long-term efficacy of high frequency rTMS on chronic dysphagic patients.
rTMS protocol: 5 Hz real or sham stimulation, 10 minutes per day, for 10 week-days.
- RTMS, Magstim Rapid2 Device
Intervention Desc: 5 Hz rTMS ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Real 5 Hz rTMS Description: real 5 Hz rTMS, 10 minutes per day, for 10 weekdays. ARM 2: Kind: Experimental Label: sham 5 Hz rTMS Description: sham 5Hz rTMS, 10 minutes per day, for 10 weekdays.
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Dysphagia severity on Aus TOMs swallowing score||up to 3 months||No|
|Secondary||Imaging evidence with video-esophagography||up to 3 months||No|