Anodal and Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Stroke Recovery (tDCS)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01601392|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2012 by Dina Hatem Elhammady, Assiut University.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 18, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stroke||Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation (Anodal) Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation (Cathodal) Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation (Sham)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effect of Anodal Versus Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Stroke Recovery: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||January 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2012|
|Experimental: Anodal tDCS||
Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation (Anodal)
The anodal group will receive tDCS for 25 minutes at 2mA daily for 6 consecutive days on the affected hemisphere.
|Active Comparator: Cathodal tDCS||
Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation (Cathodal)
The Cathodal group will receive tDCS for 25 minutes at 2mA daily for 6 consecutive days on the unaffected hemisphere.
|Sham Comparator: Sham||
Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation (Sham)
The sham group will receive sham tDCS for 25 minutes daily for 6 consecutive days on the affected hemisphere.
- Motor power improvement [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]improvement in the motor power of paretic patient as measured in one proximal and one distal muscle group testing in upper (shoulder abduction + hand grip) and lower limbs ( hip flexion + toes dorsiflexion).
- Motor cortical excitability [ Time Frame: 1 Month ]The difference in the motor cortical excitability (RMT, AMT) before and after tDCS
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01601392
|Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University|
|Principal Investigator:||Eman M Khedr, Professor||Assiut University|