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Acupuncture in Stroke Rehabilitation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00547690
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Expired IRB approval)
First Posted : October 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 6, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stroke Other: Acupuncture and Strengthening Other: Strengthening Alone Phase 2

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

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Electro-acupuncture and Strengthening Exercise for Hemiplegic Elbow and Wrist Joints
Study Start Date : April 2003
Primary Completion Date : October 2008
Study Completion Date : October 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Acupuncture and strength training
Other: Acupuncture and Strengthening
Acupuncture and strengthening
Strength training
Other: Strengthening Alone
Strengthening training program

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fugl-Meyer Motor Scores [ Time Frame: Before and After 6 Week Treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Active wrist ROM [ Time Frame: Before and After 6 Week Treatment ]
  2. Quantitative Measure of Muscle Spasticity [ Time Frame: Before and After 6 Week Treatment ]
  3. Ashworth Score [ Time Frame: Before and After 6 Week Treatment ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • After stroke (>6 months)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other neurological diseases
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00547690

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

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
First Posted: October 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

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