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Rehabilitation of the Stroke Hand at Home

2014-08-27 03:12:54 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research is to evaluate a therapy delivery system for stroke patients that provide accessible, affordable stroke care. User-friendly home therapy robots and a telerehabilitation system are combined to monitor and provide therapy that is accessible for patients in rural and underserved locations. The robotic-based home therapy intervention will produce significantly greater improvement in upper extremity motor function than Usual and Customary Care enhanced with a (non-robotic) home therapy upper extremity rehabilitation program at the end of 8 weeks of home therapy.

Description

The primary purpose of this proposal is to evaluate a combined clinic/home robotic-based stroke therapy delivery and monitoring system in rural and underserved locations that provides accessible, effective and affordable care for stroke survivors with residual limb impairment. The study is a prospective, single-blind, multi-site Randomized Controlled Trial. A total of 96 patients within 12 weeks post-stroke will be enrolled and randomly assigned to one of two groups: robotic based home therapy or a self administered (non-robotic) home therapy program.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Stroke

Intervention

Hand Mentor (TM) robotic stroke therapy device, Home Therapy Program

Location

Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
30322

Status

Recruiting

Source

Kinetic Muscles

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:54-0400

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