The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy of transcranial laser therapy applied in automatic noncontact scanning mode for improving functional disability in patients with hemiplegia from ischemic stroke undergoing a rehabilitation program.
Transcranial laser therapy is applied with an InGa(Al)As diode laser.The laser in automatic scanning is applied over both cerebral hemisphere during 15 sessions. Patients simultaneously performed a program of therapeutic exercises 3 days a week. Outcome measures were the Fugl-Meyer Upper Extremity scale, which assessed upper limb motor function, and the Barthel index, which assessed general functional disability.
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- Low level laser therapy procedure Procedure
Other Names: COMBY 3 Terza Serie C-LASER; ASA. Intervention Desc: Transcranial low level laser therapy by automatic scanning noncontact over both cerebral hemispheres. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Transcranial low level laser therapy Description: Transcranial laser therapy is applied by automatic scanning over both hemispheres and the patients undergoing also a standard rehabilitation program based on therapeutic exercises. ARM 2: Kind: Experimental Label: Control Description: The patients undergoing only a standard rehabilitation program based on therapeutic exercises.
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Fugl-Meyer Scale||20 minutes||No|
|Secondary||Barthel index||10 minutes||No|