Use of Repetitive Facilitative Exercise Program in Established Stroke


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of this study is to assess whether a novel therapy approach (repetitive facilitative exercise (RFE)) is more effective than conventional rehabilitation in facilitating the recovery of upper extremity function following stroke.



  • Occupational therapy- Repetitive Facilitative Exercise Other
    Intervention Desc: Occupational therapy program - Repetitive facilitative exercise therapy protocol including 40 min of RFE and 20 minutes of task-specific activity. 3 treatment sessions weekly for a total of 4 weeks.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Repetitive Facilitative Exercise

Trial Design

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


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Fugl-Meyer Arm score No
Secondary Motor Activity Log No
Secondary 9-Hole Peg Test No
Secondary Box and Block test No
Secondary Grasp strength No
Secondary Active Range of motion of shoulder flexion, wrist extension, and index finger extension No
Secondary Overall patient satisfaction No