Use of Repetitive Facilitative Exercise Program in Established Stroke
Study type: Interventional What is this?
Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:
- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
- Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
- Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
- Rochester, Minnesota: 11-005596
NCT ID: NCT01574599
Sponsor Protocol Number: 11-005596
About this study
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.
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.
See eligibility criteria
- Age greater than 18 years
- Having a single ischemic or hemorrhagic hemispheric stroke of more than 6 months duration
- The ability to selectively demonstrate active extension of at least 10 degrees at the metacarpo-phalangeal joint and the interphalangeal joints and 20 degrees at the wrist
- Capable of effectively participating in the study
- Upper extremity contracture/pain that interfere with study technique
- Pre-existing upper extremity neurologic or orthopedic disorders
- Unstable medical condition
- BMI > 35
- Active treatment of condition during 3 months prior to enrollment in study (botulinum toxin, therapy, tendon release, etc.)
- Language or cognitive/perceptual deficits or scheduling problems that would limit participation
- Inability to provide informed consent
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