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Influence of Timing on Motor Learning

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steven C. Cramer, MD, University of California, Irvine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01769326
First received: November 16, 2012
Last updated: May 2, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
  Purpose
The purpose of this research study is to compare different methods for training hand movement at home after stroke. This study involves research because it will test two experimental devices, the MusicGlove and the Resonating Arm Exerciser (RAE), compared to conventional hand and arm exercises. The MusicGlove is a glove that measures finger movements and allows its user to play a musical computer game using those movements. The RAE is a lever that attaches to a manual wheelchair with elastic bands and can be pushed back and forth to exercise the arm.

Condition Intervention
Cerebrovascular Accident Other: Conventional hand exercise Device: MusicGlove Other: Conventional Arm Exercise Device: Resonating Arm Exerciser

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Outcomes Assessor
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of Timing on Motor Learning

Further study details as provided by Steven C. Cramer, MD, University of California, Irvine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Motor and Strength Outcome Measure Using Box and Block Test [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The primary end point was the change in Box and Blocks score, which measures how many blocks a subject can pick up and place in a box in 60 secons, from baseline to 1 month posttherapy. The higher the scores, the better arm and hand function indicated.

  • Motor and Strength Outcome Measure Using Fugl-Meyer Score [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The primary outcome measure was the change in Upper Extremity FM score on a scale of 0 to 66 at one month post therapy. The higher the scores, the better arm and hand function indicated.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Range of Motion of Shoulder Joint [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2016
Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MusicGlove Group
Subject participates in 3 weeks of exercising with the experimental device: MusicGlove at a minimum of 3 days per week, 1 hour per day with the exercise program
Device: MusicGlove
The MusicGlove is a glove that detects different grip types. Subjects play a musical game by completing different grips.
Active Comparator: Control Group for Music Glove
Subject participates in 3 weeks of conventional hand exercise program, at a minimum of 3 days per week, 1 hour per day with the exercise program.
Other: Conventional hand exercise
Conventional hand exercise consists of passive and active range of motion exercise, and simple coordination exercises with the fingers
Experimental: Resonating Arm Exerciser (RAE)
Subject participates in 3 weeks of exercising with the experimental device: RAE at a minimum of 3 days per week, 1 hour per day with the exercise program
Device: Resonating Arm Exerciser
The RAE is a lever that attaches to a manual wheelchair with elastic bands and can be pushed back and forth to exercise the arm.
Other Name: RAE
Active Comparator: Control Group for RAE
Subject participates in 3 weeks of conventional arm exercise program, at a minimum of 3 days per week, 1 hour per day with the exercise program.
Other: Conventional Arm Exercise
Conventional arm exercise consists of passive and active range of motion exercise, and simple weight bearing exercises

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this research study is to compare different methods for training hand movement at home after stroke. This study involves research because it will test two experimental devices, the MusicGlove and the Resonating Arm Exerciser (RAE), compared to conventional hand and arm exercises. The MusicGlove is a glove that measures finger movements and allows its user to play a musical computer game using those movements. The RAE is a lever that attaches to a manual wheelchair with elastic bands and can be pushed back and forth to exercise the arm.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 to 80 years of age
  • Sustained a single stroke affecting the arm, at least three months prior to enrollment
  • Minimal to moderate lost motor control of the arm after stroke
  • No active major psychiatric problems, or neurological/orthopedic problems affecting the stroke-affected upper extremity
  • No active major neurological disease other than the stroke
  • Absence of pain in the stroke-affected upper extremity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe tone at the affected upper extremity
  • Severe aphasia
  • Severe reduced level of consciousness
  • Severe sensory/proprioception deficit at the affected upper extremity
  • Currently pregnant
  • Difficulty in understanding or complying with instructions
  • Inability to perform the experimental task that will be studied
  • Increased pain with movement of the stroke-affected upper extremity
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01769326

Locations
United States, California
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, United States, 92697
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Steven Cramer, MD University of California, Irvine
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Steven C. Cramer, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of California, Irvine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01769326     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HS# 2008-6432
R43HD074331-01 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: November 16, 2012
Results First Received: February 15, 2017
Last Updated: May 2, 2017

Keywords provided by Steven C. Cramer, MD, University of California, Irvine:
Stroke

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on June 22, 2017