Proximal Priority Versus Distal Priority Robotic Priming Effects in Patients With Chronic Stroke

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 31, 2025
  • participants needed
    40
  • sponsor
    National Taiwan University Hospital
Updated on 4 October 2022

Summary

This is a single-blind randomized comparative efficacy study involving 40 participants with chronic stroke. Participants will be randomized into proximal priority robotic group or distal priority robotic group and receive 18 intervention sessions (90 min/d, 3 d/wk for 6 weeks). The Fugl-Meyer Assessment Upper Extremity subscale, Medical Research Council Scale, Revised Nottingham Sensory Assessment, and Wolf Motor Function Test will be administered at baseline, after treatment, and at the 3-month follow-up. Two-way repeated-measures analysis of variance and the Chi-Square Automatic Interaction Detector Method will be used to examine the comparative efficacy and predictors of outcome, respectively, after intervention.

Description

Background. The sequence of establishing proximal stability or function before facilitation of the distal body part has long been recognized in stroke rehabilitation practice but lacks scientific evidence. This study plans to examine the effects of proximal priority robotic priming and impairment-oriented training (PRI) and distal priority robotic priming and impairment-oriented training (DRI).

Methods. This is a single-blind randomized comparative efficacy study involving 40 participants with chronic stroke. Participants will be randomized into PRI or DRI groups and receive 18 intervention sessions (90 min/d, 3 d/wk for 6 weeks). The Fugl-Meyer Assessment Upper Extremity subscale, Medical Research Council Scale, Revised Nottingham Sensory Assessment, and Wolf Motor Function Test will be administered at baseline, after treatment, and at the 3-month follow-up. Two-way repeated-measures analysis of variance and the Chi-Square Automatic Interaction Detector Method will be used to examine the comparative efficacy and predictors of outcome, respectively, after PRI and DRI.

Details
Condition Cerebrovascular accident, strokes, cerebral, cerebrovascular accidents, Stroke
Treatment Bi-Manu-Track
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04446273
SponsorNational Taiwan University Hospital
Last Modified on4 October 2022

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Inclusion Criteria

The inclusion criteria are age between 20 and 75 years old, more than 3 months after the onset of a first unilateral ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, moderate to severe UE motor impairment (i.e., total UE score of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment [FMA] score between 18 and 56), no severe spasticity in any joints of the affected arm (modified Ashworth Scale score <3 in any of the affected shoulder, elbow, wrist, and fingers), able to follow instructions (Mini-Mental State Examination total score >24), no UE fractures in the past 3 months, and not simultaneously participating in other medication or rehabilitation studies

Exclusion Criteria

The exclusion criteria are other neurologic, neuromuscular, or orthopedic disease, such as epilepsy, or severe health or physical conditions that might impede participation in this study
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