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Comparing Prism Adaptation Therapy and Bromocriptine Medication for Spatial Neglect: Theoretical and Practical Outcomes

2014-08-27 03:18:53 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research study is to examine the effects of prism adaptation or bromocriptine treatment on two visual-spatial recovery components. After a stroke, an "internal GPS", locating where objects or people lie in a particular area of space, may be impaired. Alternately, a stroke may impair precise visual-spatial hand and body aiming movements. The research team wishes to discover whether using prism goggles, or taking a medication (bromocriptine) affects visual-spatial where or aiming errors selectively after stroke.

This research represents one of the first attempts to apply what we know about the brain from neuroscience research, to modern clinical rehabilitation practices.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Perceptual Disorders

Intervention

bromocriptine, prism goggles

Location

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
West Orange
New Jersey
United States
07052

Status

Recruiting

Source

Kessler Foundation

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:53-0400

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