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Rehabilitation Robotics After a Stroke (REM_AVC)

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Verified September 2015 by University Hospital, Brest
Ministry of Health, France
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University Hospital, Brest Identifier:
First received: June 27, 2011
Last updated: September 15, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
Upper limb motor control after a stroke may be improved with rehabilitation robotics at a subacute stage. The aim of this multicenter controled randomized single blind study is to define the place of rehabilitation robotics at this phase of the rehabilitation process. Both groups will realize the same time of rehabilitation. The cost benefit ratio will be compared in each group through medical assessment of improvement and definition of the costs due to the rehabilitation process.

Condition Intervention Phase
Subacute Stroke Device: ARMEO Spring Other: Self rehabilitation Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Medical and Economical Evaluation of Upper Limb's Rehabilitation Robotics After a Stroke

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fugl Meyer upper limb motor score [ Time Frame: Day 30 ]
    Increase of the Fugl Meyer score between day 0 and day 30 with a difference between groups by at least 4 points

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Costs [ Time Frame: One year ]
    The rehabilitation costs will be assessed for each group through medical and physiotherapist consultations, hospitalization costs, day of return to work if concerned.

  • Stroke impact scale (SIS) [ Time Frame: One year ]
    The quality of life will be assessed through the SIS.

  • Visual analog scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: Day 7,14,21,30, 90,180, 360 ]
    The pain of the shoulder and the upper limb will be assessed in different positions

  • Modification of motor control [ Time Frame: Day 30 ]
    Parameter and result of rehabilitation program on ARMEO spring are saved. Data of patient in rehabilitation robotics and healthy volunteer arms will be compared in order to evaluate the modification of the motor control at Day 30.

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: June 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Rehabilitation robotics
Subjects will be practicing an Armeo Spring rehabilitation program in addition to their usual care (1.5h/day,5d/week) 1h/day 5d/week 4 weeks.
Device: ARMEO Spring
Use of the device 1 hour per day, 5 days per week during 4 weeks
Active Comparator: Self-rehabilitation
Subject will associated to there classical care 1 hours, 5 days per week during 4 weeks, of self rehabilitation.
Other: Self rehabilitation
Subject have to realised alone rehabilitation exercises 1 hour per day, 5 days per week during 4 weeks.
Healthy volunteer
20 healthy volunteer will be recruiting and using ARMEO Spring. All volunteer will repeat 5 times the same program on the medical device.
Device: ARMEO Spring
Use of the device 1 hour per day, 5 days per week during 4 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke of the middle cerebral arteria territory
  • 18 to 80 years old
  • stroke onset between 3 weeks to 3 months,with or without aphasia, with or without lateral neglect and homonymous hemianopia, with or without visual neglect
  • 10<or= Fugl Meyer upper limb Score <or= 40
  • upper limbs pain less or equal than 3/10 (VAS)
  • inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation
  • signed inform consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke of anterior or posterior cerebral artery
  • ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke of the brainstem
  • major aphasia evaluated by a Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (BDAE) score less or equal to 3
  • asthenia not allowing to work 60 minutes with the robot.
  • serious visual deficiency not allowing to use the robot
  • impossibility to install the arm on the robot because of a serious and uncontrolled spasticity or for any other reason
  • pronounced and constant muscular contractures, or deformation affecting the use of the extremity
  • upper limb's pain superior to 3/10 and/or being worse at the active and passive mobilization
  • serious infection and/or instability of vital functions
  • perfusion of the affected upper limb not removable
  • incapacity to stay on a chair
  • contraindicated sitting position
  • permanent deviation of the head and\or of the eyes
  • perturbed or non-cooperative patient
  • patients that must have to be isolated due to an infection process
  • bone fracture of the paretic limb with an onset less than 3 months stabilized or not
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01383512

Contact: Olivier REMY-NERIS 0033 2 98 22 31 52

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Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Brest
Ministry of Health, France
Principal Investigator: Olivier REMY-NERIS, Professor University Hospital, Brest
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Brest Identifier: NCT01383512     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REM_AVC
Study First Received: June 27, 2011
Last Updated: September 15, 2015

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Brest:
motor control
upper limb

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
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