Perfetti Method in Upper Extremity of Stroke Patients
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.
|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|
- 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.
- 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.
|Study Start Date:||July 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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.
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.
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.
|Prasat neurological institute|
|Bangkok, Thailand, 10400|
|Principal Investigator:||Ratanapat Chanubol, MD.||Prasat Neurological Institute|