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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Stroke
and you are
between 20 and 85
years old
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The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Objective: To explore the effectiveness of a combined neuromuscular electrical stimulation (ES) and dynamic hand orthosis (DHO) regimen used with a small group of persons with chronic stroke in improving ability to perform daily tasks. Method: Four participants with chronic stroke participated in the combined ES-DHO regimen using the affected upper extremity (UE) five times (5X) per week for 6 weeks. Outcome measures included grip strength, range of motion (ROM), and analysis of muscle activation/deactivation during release of grasp through electromyography (EMG). Ability to perform daily functional tasks was assessed using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS). Results: Preliminary results suggest that improvements in strength, ROM and grasp deactivation are possible with the combined ES-DHO regimen. Ability to perform daily functional tasks improved in all participants. Conclusion: Results should be interpreted cautiously due to the pilot nature of the study and small participant number. Further research in this area is warranted.

Provided treatments

  • Other: Electrical stimulation-dynamic hand orthosis

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02887872. The sponsor of the trial is The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and it is looking for 4 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Combining Electrical Stimulation and a Dynamic Hand Orthosis for Functional Recovery in Chronic Stroke