Motor Learning of a Planning Task in Stroke Patients: the Maze Paradigm Measured Through Time and Error as Variables
The purpose of this study is to investigate the process of acquiring a motor skill subject in post-stroke, comparing them with healthy subjects.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Motor Learning of a Planning Task in Stroke Patients|
- TIME [ Time Frame: 3 times in a week (acquisition, transfer an retention phase) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]time (in seconds)
- error [ Time Frame: 3 times in a week (acquisition, transfer an retention phase) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]number of mistakes made by the subjects
Biospecimen Retention: None Retained
no biospecimens are to be retained
|Study Start Date:||January 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
20 post-stroke patients were comprised to the experimental group (EG) and 20 health subjects were included to the control group (CG. Inclusion criteria: chronic stroke, single stroke event, lesion in anterior circulation, right handed subjects, MEEM over 23 points. The task consisted in a maze paradigm, made by pencil and paper, with the non affected side for EG and left upper extremity for CG. The instruction was given to the subjects to complete the task as fast as possible. The study consisted in three phases: acquisition (AQ)with 30 trials, transfer (TR, short retention (R1)and long term retention (R2 both with 5 trials.