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Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Coupled With Constraint Induced Movement Therapy in Stroke Patient

2014-08-27 03:12:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether noninvasive brain stimulation associated with motor learning offers an additional benefit than motor learning alone in patients with stroke.

The investigators hypothesis is that active transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) will induce a greater motor function improvement as compared with sham tDCS combined with CIMT.

Description

More study details will be provided by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Stroke

Intervention

Transcranial Stimulation

Location

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02114

Status

Recruiting

Source

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:55-0400

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