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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Stroke
and you are
between 50 and 80
years old
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The purpose

This study explores the possible implications of the increase in perceived body size for rehabilitation of motor functions. In a recent study we have tested if motor abilities of patients with stroke improve wearing magnifying lenses, showing that a beneficial effect of magnifying lenses can be observed in some patients. In the present study, we will identify 12 patients from this cohort who demonstrated an improvement greater than 10% in one or two motor task when wearing magnifying glasses. These participants will be invited to take part in a clinical study in which they will undergo a training phase: subjects will wear magnifying lenses at home for 30 minutes daily for 14 days while completing a jigsaw puzzle; a log will be kept to document participation. Participants' performance on different motor tasks will be assessed before, immediately after and 1 month after the training session. Standardized measures of motor performance will include the the Action Research Arm test and the Rivermead Assessment of Somatosensory Performance (RASP). In addition, participants will undergo grip strength, finger tapping tasks and a reaching and grasping task. We expect the repeated use of magnifying lenses to generate an improvement of patients' performance across tasks and this effect to be persistent in time.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Magnification hand size
  • Device: magnifying lenses

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02898558. The sponsor of the trial is University of Pennsylvania and it is looking for 25 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effect of Body Representation in Movement