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Does Splinting Prevent Contractures Following Stroke?

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00286702
First Posted: February 3, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2006
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Information provided by:
University of Western Sydney
  Purpose

After a stroke, many people develop contracture of the muscles in their affected wrist and hand which leads to a permanently clenched, painful hand. A contracture is often treated by therapists who use hand splinting to prevent it occurring or slow down its progression. Despite their wide use, there has not been research completed to investigate whether or not splinting prevents contracture in people following stroke. In fact, this project will be the first of its kind in the world and is therefore vital to stroke rehabilitation.

The study is a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial that will measure the effect of hand-splinting in two positions on the prevention of contracture, functional use of the hand, and quality of life.


Condition Intervention
Cerebrovascular Accident Device: hand splint

Study Type: Interventional

Further study details as provided by University of Western Sydney:

Estimated Enrollment: 63
Study Start Date: October 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2004
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • first ever stroke
  • score of <1 on Motor Assessment Scale item 6

Exclusion Criteria:

  • comorbidity resulting in previous contracture of the wrist/hand
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00286702


Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Western Sydney
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Natasha Lannin, BSc(OT) University of Western Sydney
Study Chair: Anne Cusick, PhD University of Western Sydney
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00286702     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HEC 01/166
First Submitted: February 1, 2006
First Posted: February 3, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2006
Last Verified: January 2006

Keywords provided by University of Western Sydney:
splints
Occupational Therapy

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