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The Effects of tDCS Combined With Balance Training on Postural Control and Spasticity in Chronic Stroke Patients

2015-05-28 22:37:29 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Purpose:

Balance impairment and falling negatively impact function of stroke patients. These can be addressed through a tDCS intervention.

Objective:Evaluation of effectiveness of anodal tDCS intervention in adults who have suffered a single first ever stroke using the following essential treatment components; a) active tDCS stimulation paired with Biodex balance training, b)sham tDCS paired with Biodex balance training program.

To identify combinations effects of tDCS stimulation plus balance training . Hypothesis:Anodal tDCS targeting leg motor area (CZ) for 5-days plus Biodex balance training, will significantly improve stroke clients' balance and functional mobility.

Condition Intervention

Sequelae of Stroke Hemiplegic Biodex: Blance training randomized for sham/tDCS stimulation Arms Assigned Interventions

Experimental: Arm 1

tDCS brain stimulation and simultaneous balance training

Participants underwent Active tDCS brain stimulation (20 minutes) and simultaneous balance training(10-15 minutes) for 5 consecutive days.

No Intervention: Arm 2 Sham tDCS brain stimulation (20 minutes) and simultaneous balance training

Outcome Measures:

1. Analysis of postural control using linear and nonlinear methods,in the structure of the time series of the COP Using Approximate entropy,Functional assessment with Berg Balance scale.

2. Spasticity Outcome measurement: Using modified Ashworth scale and H-reflex

Description

Participants underwent tDCS(2mA) brain stimulation (20 minutes) and simultaneous balance training(10-15 minutes) for 5 consecutive days, will be assessed 1 week after the end of intervention.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Ischemic Stroke

Intervention

Trance cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), Sham

Location

ShahidBeheshti Univesity of Medical sciences
Tehran
Iran, Islamic Republic of
1616931111

Status

Recruiting

Source

Shahid Beheshti Medical University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-05-28T22:37:29-0400

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