Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Stroke Rehabilitation

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

This study investigates if transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is effective in the recovery of postural control in stroke rehabilitation.

Detailed Description

The patients were divided in 2 groups by a randomisation procedure. All patients participated for 2 months in the study. Group 1 received true tDCS in the first month followed by SHAM stimulation in the second month. Group 2 received SHAM in the first month and true stimulation in the following month. Four stimulations of 20minutes were provided during 4 weeks before before changing stimulation intensity.

Conditions

Interventions

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Intervention: Crossover Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Trunk Impairment Scale (reporting a change on trunk performance at baseline, after 1 month and after two months) baseline, after 1 month, After 2 months No
Primary Rivermead Motor Assessment Battery (RMAB) (reporting a change on motricity of gross function, arm, leg and trunk at baseline, after 1 month and after two months) baseline, after 1 month, After 2 months No
Primary Tinetti Test (reporting a change on balance and gait tasks at baseline, after 1 month and after two months) baseline, after 1 month, After 2 months No

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