Therapeutic Instrumental Music Performance With Sensory-Enhanced Motor Imagery in Chronic Post-Stroke Rehabilitation


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- hemiparesis following a unilateral stroke (hemorrhagic or ischemic), sustained more than 6 months prior, with at least minimal volitional movement of the affected limb
- permission from a physician to participate in an upper extremity rehabilitation program, including confirmation that the following disorders are not present: rheumatoid arthritis, upper extremity fracture, apraxia, neuropathy, somatosensory impairment
- adequate language comprehension and neurocognitive function to understand and follow simple instructions

Exclusion Criteria

- currently enrolled in an upper extremity rehabilitation program or another upper extremity study
- comorbid neurological disorder (e.g. multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease)
- evidence of perceptual or cognitive impairment; e.g., unilateral spatial neglect, significant hearing impairment, Montreal Cognitive Assessment score of 25 or less
- presence of aphasia
- injections for spasticity within three months of participation