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Task-oriented Upper Limb Training in MS

2016-02-23 23:38:24 | BioPortfolio

Summary

An adequate upper limb function is crucial to independently perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Persons with neurological diseases often experience upper limb dysfunction. Upper limb function in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is highly prevalent, increasing with overall disability level, while the detrimental impact on ADL is higher than in stroke, given that symptoms often occur bilaterally. In contrast to stroke, it is unknown whether similar rehabilitation principles and effect sizes apply in MS given that this progressive neurodegenerative disease is characterized by multiple lesions and atrophy of brain structures. To date, optimal therapy dosage of upper limb rehabilitation programs are not known in the MS literature neither were characteristics of responders identified.

The aim of this explorative study is to investigate the intensity dependent clinical effects of a task-oriented upper limb training in persons with MS with different upper limb disability levels.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Multiple Sclerosis

Intervention

Task-oriented upper limb training, Control intervention

Location

Revalidatie en MS centrum
Overpelt
Limburg
Belgium
3900

Status

Recruiting

Source

Hasselt University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-02-23T23:38:24-0500

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