Does Splinting Prevent Contractures Following Stroke?
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00286702|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 3, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2006
After a stroke, many people develop contracture of the muscles in their affected wrist and hand which leads to a permanently clenched, painful hand. A contracture is often treated by therapists who use hand splinting to prevent it occurring or slow down its progression. Despite their wide use, there has not been research completed to investigate whether or not splinting prevents contracture in people following stroke. In fact, this project will be the first of its kind in the world and is therefore vital to stroke rehabilitation.
The study is a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial that will measure the effect of hand-splinting in two positions on the prevention of contracture, functional use of the hand, and quality of life.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cerebrovascular Accident||Device: hand splint||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||63 participants|
|Study Start Date :||October 2002|
|Study Completion Date :||September 2004|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00286702
|Principal Investigator:||Natasha Lannin, BSc(OT)||University of Western Sydney|
|Study Chair:||Anne Cusick, PhD||University of Western Sydney|