tDCS for Multiple System Atrophy With Cerebellar Feature

2019-09-23 04:51:45 | BioPortfolio


The aim of study is to investigate most effective site for control the motor coordination using transcranial direct current stimulation in multiple system atrophy with cerebellar feature


Participants receive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over M1, cerebellar cortex or sham stimulation for 30 minutes. The type of stimulation depends on random assignment. The participants have a 1 week of wash out period between each stimulation.

The assessment will be done by International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS), GAITRITE (CIR Systems Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, USA) and PEDOSCAN (DIERS PEDO, Germany) at baseline and immediately after each treatment.

Study Design


Multiple System Atrophy, Cerebellar Variant (Disorder)


transcranial direct current stimulation


Samsung Medical Center
Korea, Republic of




Samsung Medical Center

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