Motor Learning of a Planning Task in Stroke Patients: the Maze Paradigm Measured Through Time and Error as Variables
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the process of acquiring a motor skill subject in post-stroke, comparing them with healthy subjects.
Condition or disease
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
45 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
patients after stroke
Age between 40 and 65
Injury in territory of movement earlier, as shown by examination of image and finding medical neurologist
Time of injury over 6 months
Single vascular event
Right handed, by applying the Inventory of Dominance Side of Edinburgh Mini mental with scores over 23 points
Aphasia of understanding
Other neurological diseases associated (Parkinson's disease, dementias, Alzheimer)