Perfetti Method in Upper Extremity of Stroke Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Mahidol University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ratanapat Chanubol, Prasat Neurological Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01374152
First received: June 14, 2011
Last updated: July 15, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
  Purpose

The cognitive sensory motor training therapy (Perfetti's technique) might be more effectiveness than conventional occupational therapy on upper extremity function recovery after acute stroke patients.


Condition Intervention Phase
Stroke
Other: cognitive sensory motor training therapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Sensory Motor Training Therapy on the Recovery of Upper Extremity Function in Acute Stroke Patients

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Further study details as provided by Prasat Neurological Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Action research arm test [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Action research arm test used for assess the impairment of upper limb function. ARAT has ordinal 4-point scale (0-3) in 19 items. Totally 57 scores.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Box and block test [ Time Frame: 4 weeks. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    For evaluated gross manual dexterity, consist of two adjacent boxes of the same size. Between the two boxes, there is a partition. It is recorded the number of wooden block that can be transported from one compartment of a box to another within 60 seconds

  • Extended Barthel Index [ Time Frame: 4 weeks. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Basic activity of daily living and degree of independence from any form of help.


Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Perfetti
Cognitive sensory motor training method for upper extremities rehabilitation every working day, totally training not less than 600 minutes within 4 weeks.
Other: cognitive sensory motor training therapy
training method that emphasis on cognition/ sensation/ and motor movement together train every working day 45 minutes per day for 4 weeks.
Other Names:
  • Perfetti
  • Cognitive sensory motor training
  • Stroke
  • Upper extremity
No Intervention: conventional rehabilitation
conventional occupational therapy method for upper extremities rehabilitation every working day, totally training not less than 600 minutes within 4 weeks.

Detailed Description:

Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 59 years old. Upper extremities problem is still faced with poor prognosis for recovery. Cognitive sensory motor training therapy (Perfetti's technique) might be better helped for recovery of upper extremity function in stroke than conventional therapy.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • First ever stroke
  • Impaired upper extremity function
  • Given signed inform consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable medical condition
  • Any upper extremity functional impairment prior to stroke
  • Can not adequately cooperate in training
  • Severe communication problems
  • Severe cognitive - perceptual deficits
  • Fixed contracture more than 30 degree in every upper extremity joint
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Locations
Thailand
Prasat neurological institute
Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Prasat Neurological Institute
Mahidol University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ratanapat Chanubol, MD. Prasat Neurological Institute
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Ratanapat Chanubol, Dr., Prasat Neurological Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01374152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Perfetti
Study First Received: June 14, 2011
Last Updated: July 15, 2012
Health Authority: Thailand: Ministry of Public Health

Keywords provided by Prasat Neurological Institute:
stroke
upper extremity
rehabilitation
perfetti

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

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