Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Stroke Rehabilitation
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Stroke||Device: Application of Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) Device: Transcranial Direct current stimulation|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in the Recovery of Postural Control in Stroke|
- Trunk Impairment Scale (reporting a change on trunk performance at baseline, after 1 month and after two months) [ Time Frame: baseline, after 1 month, After 2 months ]The static sitting balance subscale assesses whether a subject can sit independently and remain seated when the legs are either passively or actively crossed. The dynamic sitting balance subscale evaluates the ability to actively shorten each side of the trunk, first initiated from the shoulder and subsequently initiated from the pelvic girdle. Trunk coordination is evaluated by the possibility to independently rotate the upper and lower part of the trunk. The scoring range for the static and dynamic sitting balance and coordination subscales are 7, 10 and 6 points respectively.
- Rivermead Motor Assessment Battery (RMAB) (reporting a change on motricity of gross function, arm, leg and trunk at baseline, after 1 month and after two months) [ Time Frame: baseline, after 1 month, After 2 months ]The RMAB assesses the motor performance of patients with stroke.32 It consists of test items clustered in three sections that are ordered hierarchically. The gross function subscale (13 items), the Leg and Trunk subscale (10 items) and the arm subscale (15 items)
- Tinetti Test (reporting a change on balance and gait tasks at baseline, after 1 month and after two months) [ Time Frame: baseline, after 1 month, After 2 months ]
The Tinetti Test is an easily performed test that measures a patients' gait and balance. The individual scores are combined to form three measures; a gait score, a standing balance score and a total score.
The maximum score for the gait component and the balance component are 12 and 16 points respectively, resulting in a maximum of 28 points for the total score.
|Study Start Date:||March 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Sham Comparator: SHAM TDCS||
Device: Application of Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS)
Application of TDCS for 20 minutes, 4 times a week for 4 weeks.
Other Name: tDCS device: CESta, Mind Alive Inc.,Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Active Comparator: True TDCS||
Device: Transcranial Direct current stimulation
Application of true TDCS for 20min, 4 times a week for 4 weeks.
Other Name: tDCS device: CESta, Mind Alive Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01356654
|Rehabilitation Hospital Hof Ter Schelde||Recruiting|
|Antwerp, Belgium, 2050|
|Contact: Wim Saeys, MSc 032106020 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Wim Saeys, Msc|
|Sub-Investigator: Luc Vereeck, PhD|
|Sub-Investigator: Christophe Lafosse, PhD|