Study of Robot-assisted Arm Therapy for Acute Stroke Patients
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00785343|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2009 by Kessler Foundation.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : November 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2009
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Acute Stroke Paresis||Device: Reo Go robotic arm trainer Procedure: Conventional Therapy||Phase 1|
- Motor function will be significantly greater for the patients in the robotic training group as measured by standard clinical evaluations.
- Functional independence gains will be similar for both groups because the robotic therapy is not task-specific for activities of daily living (ADL).
- Robotic training will reduce pain and spasticity more effectively than conventional therapy alone, due to increased number of movements performed during the robotic training.
- Muscle activation patterns for patients receiving robotic training will show decreased agonist/antagonist co-contraction and less erratic muscle activation.
- Robotic training patients will demonstrate significantly greater ROM, movement accuracy and higher movement speed during exercises performed as part of robotic training. For robotic exercises performed only as part of the robotic assessment, these improvements will be significantly less than those for practiced movements.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Adding Robotic Therapy to Conventional Therapy for Acute Stroke Patients With Upper Extremity Paresis|
|Study Start Date :||September 2008|
|Active Comparator: Conventional Treatment||
Procedure: Conventional Therapy
Occupational therapy that is the current standard of care
|Experimental: Robotic and Conventional Therapy||
Device: Reo Go robotic arm trainer
Robotic training with the Reo Go is included with conventional treatment during daily OT sessions
- Fugl-Meyer Score [ Time Frame: Start and end of treatment ]
- EMG - muscle activation and co-contraction index [ Time Frame: Start and end of treatment ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00785343
|Contact: Lauren McDonagh, PT||201-368-6081||lmcdonagh@KESSLER-REHAB.com|
|Contact: Christine Post, OT||201-368-6247||CHPost@selectmedicalcorp.com|
|United States, New Jersey|
|Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation||Recruiting|
|Saddle Brook, New Jersey, United States, 07663|
|Contact: Lauren McDonagh 201-368-6081 lmcdonagh@KESSLER-REHAB.com|
|Principal Investigator: Lauren McDonagh|
|Sub-Investigator: Christine Post|
|Sub-Investigator: Antoinette Gentile|
|Principal Investigator:||Lauren McDonagh, PT||Kessler Rehabilitation Institute|