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Prism Adaptation Therapy for Spatial Neglect

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00989430
First Posted: October 5, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 24, 2016
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Collaborator:
U.S. Department of Education
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
A. M. Barrett, MD, Kessler Foundation
  Purpose

The purpose of this research study with a randomized controlled design is to examine the effects of prism adaptation treatment on two visual-spatial recovery components. After a stroke, an "internal GPS", locating where objects or people lie in a particular area of space, may be impaired. Alternately, a stroke may impair precise visual-spatial hand and body aiming movements. The research team wishes to discover whether prism adaptation treatment (two weeks of daily 20-min sessions of goal-directed movement with prism goggles) affects visual-spatial where or aiming errors selectively after stroke.

This research represents one of the first attempts to apply what we know about the brain from neuroscience research, to modern clinical rehabilitation practices.


Condition Intervention
Spatial Neglect Deficits in Attention Motor Control and Perception Behavioral: Prism Adaptation Treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prism Adaptation Therapy for Spatial Neglect: Theoretical and Practical Outcomes

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Further study details as provided by A. M. Barrett, MD, Kessler Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in Spatial Neglect [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Prism Adaptation Treatment
Two weeks of prism adaptation treatment followed by 4 weekly assessments and long-term follow-ups at the 3rd and 6th months.
Behavioral: Prism Adaptation Treatment
Wearing prism goggles and performing visuomotor tasks during therapy sessions.
No Intervention: Control: Standard Rehabilitation Care
Participants will continue with their standard inpatient rehabilitation care. They will be assessed with cognitive and functional scales for tracking their recovery.

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this research study with a randomized controlled design is to examine the effects of prism adaptation treatment on two visual-spatial recovery components. After a stroke, an "internal GPS", locating where objects or people lie in a particular area of space, may be impaired. Alternately, a stroke may impair precise visual-spatial hand and body aiming movements. The research team wishes to discover whether prism adaptation treatment (two weeks of daily 20-min sessions of goal-directed movement with prism goggles) affects visual-spatial where or aiming errors selectively after stroke.

This research represents one of the first attempts to apply what we know about the brain from neuroscience research, to modern clinical rehabilitation practices.

  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:

  • The subject is 18 to 100 years of age, inclusive.
  • The subject has had a stroke on the right side of the brain.
  • The subject is able to give Informed consent.
  • The subject has a spatial neglect (if known).
  • The subject is able and willing to comply with the study protocol, including availability for all scheduled clinic visits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The subject has or had a serious brain condition other than stroke.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00989430


Locations
United States, New Jersey
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
West Orange, New Jersey, United States, 07052
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kessler Foundation
U.S. Department of Education
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anna M Barrett, MD Kessler Foundation
  More Information

Responsible Party: A. M. Barrett, MD, Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Research, Kessler Foundation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00989430     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AMBarrett3
Spatial Neglect ( Other Grant/Funding Number: NIDRR H133G120203 )
First Submitted: October 2, 2009
First Posted: October 5, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 24, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016

Keywords provided by A. M. Barrett, MD, Kessler Foundation:
stroke
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
rehabilitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Perceptual Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms