The Singapore Tele-technology Aided Rehabilitation in Stroke (STARS) Study "STARS"

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The primary hypothesis tested in this randomized control trial is that a tele-rehabilitation intervention involving video-conferencing with a therapist and use of wearable monitoring devices in the first three months after stroke results greater functional recovery using the Jette Late Life Functional and Disability Instrument (LLFDI) (primary outcome) among stroke at three months survivors compared to usual care.
The secondary hypotheses tested in this randomized control trial are that a tele-rehabilitation intervention involving video-conferencing with a therapist and use of wearable monitoring devices in the first three months after stroke results in:
- Functional recovery using the LLFDI at 6 months,
- Functional recovery using gait speed, 2-minute walk test and Shah modified Barthel Index at 3 and 6 months,
- Greater contact time with a therapist at 3 & 6 months,
- Better balance at 3 & 6 months,
- Better self-report health-related quality of life at 3 & 6 months,
- Decreased health service utilization at 3 & 6 months,
- Reduced caregiver burden at three months survivors compared to usual care at 3 & 6 months.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Tele-rehabilitation Other
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Tele-Rehabilitation
    Description: A tele-rehabilitation intervention involving weekly video-conferencing with a therapist, training exercise videos and use of wearable sensors to capture patient participation in exercises.

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Jette Late Life Functional and Disability Instrument (LLFDI) 3 months No

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