The effect of static scanning and mobility training on mobility in people with hemianopia after stroke: a randomized controlled trial comparing standardized versus non-standardized treatment protocols.
Summary of "The effect of static scanning and mobility training on mobility in people with hemianopia after stroke: a randomized controlled trial comparing standardized versus non-standardized treatment protocols."
Visual loss following stroke impacts significantly on activities of daily living and is an independent risk factor for becoming dependent. Routinely, allied health clinicians provide training for visual field loss, mainly with eye movement based therapy. The effectiveness of the compensatory approach to rehabilitation remains inconclusive largely due to difficulty in validating functional outcome with the varied type and dosage of therapy received by an individual patient. This study aims to determine which treatment is more effective, a standardized approach or individualized therapy in patients with homonymous hemianopia post stroke.
This study is a double-blind randomized controlled, multicenter trial. A standardised scanning rehabilitation program (Neuro Vision Technology (NVT) program) of 7 weeks at 3 times per week, is compared to individualized therapy recommended by clinicians.
The results of the trial will provide information that could potentially inform the allocation of resources in visual rehabilitation post stroke. Trial Registration: ACTRN12610000494033.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: BMC neurology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21767413
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-11-87
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay
An electrophoretic technique for assaying the binding of one compound to another. Typically one compound is labeled to follow its mobility during electrophoresis. If the labeled compound is bound by the other compound, then the mobility of the labeled compound through the electrophoretic medium will be retarded.
The upward or downward mobility in an occupation or the change from one occupation to another.
Frequent change of residence, either in the same city or town, or between cities, states or communities.
Difficulty in walking from place to place.
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