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Effects of Home-based Program in Improving Sitting Balance and Upper Limb Functions in Patients With Stroke

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01200030
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2010 by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : September 13, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Brief Summary:
The investigators hypothesize that application of electrical stimulation would augment the effects of exercises in patients with stroke. Combined electrical stimulation with exercises for 6 weeks would lead to earlier and greater improvement in motor functions when compared with placebo-stimulation with exercises.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stroke Behavioral: electrical stimulation with exercises Behavioral: placebo stimulation with exercises Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 36 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : August 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: electrical stimulation with exercises Behavioral: electrical stimulation with exercises
electrical stimulation with exercises

Placebo Comparator: placebo stimulation with exercises Behavioral: placebo stimulation with exercises
placebo stimulation with exercises

No Intervention: Control



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Trunk impairments [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
    Scoring with trunk imapirment scale


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sitting balance [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
    measuring the distance of sitting functional reach test



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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diagnosis with first stroke for more than 6 months
  2. Discharge from all rehabilitation services
  3. Ability to understand and follow commands
  4. A carer able for helping the home program
  5. No contraindication to assessment protocol and training

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Cognitive disorder with Abbreviated Mental Test less than 7
  2. Unilateral neglect with Star cancellation Test less than 47
  3. Sensory deficit
  4. Unable to give informed consent
  5. Unable to speak either Cantonese or English or Mandarin
  6. Commodity that preclude them from undergoing training and assessment
  7. Neurological disease other than stroke

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01200030


Contacts
Contact: Shamay Ng, PhD 2766-4889 Shamay.Ng@inet.polyu.edu.hk

Locations
Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact: Shamay Ng, PhD    2766-4889    Shamay.Ng@inet.polyu.edu.hk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Responsible Party: Shamay S.M. Ng, Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01200030     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DHSC_NG
DHSC_NG_001
First Posted: September 13, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 13, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:
Sitting balance
Stroke

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