Acupuncture in Stroke Rehabilitation

This study has been terminated.
(Expired IRB approval)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American Heart Association
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wen Liu, Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00547690
First received: October 18, 2007
Last updated: June 4, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

The primary purpose of the study is to examine the effect of acupuncture treatment when combined with strength training on the motor functional recovery of stroke survivors


Condition Intervention Phase
Stroke
Other: Acupuncture and Strengthening
Other: Strengthening Alone
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Electro-acupuncture and Strengthening Exercise for Hemiplegic Elbow and Wrist Joints

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Further study details as provided by University of Kansas:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fugl-Meyer Motor Scores [ Time Frame: Before and After 6 Week Treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Active wrist ROM [ Time Frame: Before and After 6 Week Treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quantitative Measure of Muscle Spasticity [ Time Frame: Before and After 6 Week Treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Ashworth Score [ Time Frame: Before and After 6 Week Treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Acupuncture and strength training
Other: Acupuncture and Strengthening
Acupuncture and strengthening
2
Strength training
Other: Strengthening Alone
Strengthening training program

Detailed Description:

In this study, we compare the effect on motor functional improvement between a combined acupuncture and strength training program and the strength training alone. The results may allow us to determine whether the acupuncture may bring in additional benefit to the motor recovery in the upper limb in stroke survivors

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • After stroke (>6 months)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other neurological diseases
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00547690

Locations
United States, Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wen Liu, Ph.D.
American Heart Association
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wen Liu, PhD University of Kansas
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Wen Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00547690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9179, 0555637Z
Study First Received: October 18, 2007
Last Updated: June 4, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stroke
Brain Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 20, 2014