Non-invasive Brain Stimulation and Occupational Therapy To Enhance Stroke Recovery (TDCS+OT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00792428|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 18, 2008
Results First Posted : July 11, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Stroke Cerebrovascular Accident CVA Acute Stroke Acute Cerebrovascular Accident Apoplexy||Device: Real Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Device: Sham Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Facilitating Motor Recovery After Stroke Using tDCS|
|Study Start Date :||June 2006|
|Primary Completion Date :||February 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
Active Comparator: Real-tDCS + PT-OT
Each subject will receive up to 5 days of traditional physical-occupational therapy for at least 1 hour per day in the stroke recovery laboratory in combination with real transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the motor region for up to 30 min.
Device: Real Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
A direct current runs between two electrode positions and affects the excitability of the underlying brain tissue
Sham Comparator: Sham-tDCS + PT-OT
Each subject will receive up to 5 days of traditional physical-occupational therapy for at least 1 hour per day in the stroke recovery laboratory in combination with sham (pretend) tDCS for up to 30 min. over the motor region.
Device: Sham Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
A sham current runs between two electrode positions and might affect the underlying brain tissue.
- Fugl-Meyer Assessment of Upper Extremity Motor Impairment [ Time Frame: Baseline Assessment; 3 days after 5 treatment days; 7 days after 5 treatment days ]This scale goes from 0 to 66 (max). Higher values are considered to be a better outcome.
- Wolf-Motor-Function-Test [ Time Frame: Baseline Assessment; 3 days after 5 treatment days; 7 days after 5 treatment days ]The Wolf-Motor-Function-Test (time) is the average time in seconds taken to perform each of 15 functional tasks ranging in difficulty from putting one's forearm on a table to stacking checkers. Participants are given 120 seconds to perform a task and if they fail, they are scored 120 for that task," or similar as accurate. The average time in seconds is then log10 transformed.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00792428
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|Principal Investigator:||Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School|