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Robotic-assisted Gait Training Combined With Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Maximize Gait Recovery After Stroke

2014-10-28 21:53:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

1. Study objective To evaluate the effect of robotic-assisted gait training combined with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as compared to that of robotic-assisted gait training on gait function of subacute stroke patients

2. Subjects subacute stroke patients who cannot walk independently

3. Methods

- Group 1: Robotic-assisted gait training with anodal tDCS (30 min) + conventional gait training on ground (30 min)

- Group 2: Robotic-assisted gait training with sham tDCS (30 min) + conventional gait training on ground (30 min)

- Duration of treatment: 2 weeks, 5 times a week

- Evaluation: Baseline, 1 day after the treatment, 12 weeks after the treatment

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Stroke

Intervention

tDCS, Robotic-assisted gait training

Location

Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul
Korea, Republic of
110-744

Status

Recruiting

Source

Seoul National University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-10-28T21:53:22-0400

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