VR Therapy Game for Stroke

Recruiting · 18+ · All Sexes · West Orange, NJ

This study is evaluating whether a virtual reality system can help individuals with spatial neglect after stroke.

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About the trial for Stroke

Eligible Conditions
Spatial Neglect · Stroke

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. VR Therapy Game is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
VR Therapy Game
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Read and speak English fluently
Have a history of one stroke event that injured one cerebral hemisphere
Presence of moderate to severe spatial neglect
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: After intervention
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: After intervention
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: After intervention.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether VR Therapy Game will improve 1 primary outcome and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Stroke. Measurement will happen over the course of After intervention.

Simulator Sickness Questionnaire
A 16-item questionnaire asking for adverse feelings related to the virtual reality experience. Example items are eye strain, difficulty concentrating, headache, and burping. Each item is rated none, slight. moderate, or severe.
Behavioral Inattention Test
A battery of visuospatial tests using paper and pencil to perform line crossing, star cancellation, letter cancellation, line bisection, figure copying, and drawing. The test is scored from 0 to 146, with higher values indicating better performance.
Semi-structured interview
A 10-minute phone interview will be conducted to explore the subjective experience of the intervention.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
P. C.
Peii Chen, Senior Research Scientist, PI
Kessler Foundation

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How many people get stroke a year in the United States?

More than one in three people in the US will have a stroke in their lifetime. However, in more recent years this rate has decreased by roughly 15%. Efforts, starting at the population levels through to the individual levels, are needed to help reverse these trends.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can stroke be cured?

The brain remains resilient to damage from transient ischemia. However, even though strokes may be cured, it remains essential to continue to maintain the optimal levels of aerobic fitness, to prevent recurrent ischemic vascular syndromes.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for stroke?

Acute stroke is commonly treated with thrombolytic drugs or aspirin, and some patients benefit from urgent hospitalization, but no treatment is common for chronic strokes. A minority of stroke patients benefit from early use of ticlopidine as an antiplatelet, but more commonly are treated with cholesterol-lowering statins.

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What are the signs of stroke?

A stroke can cause loss of consciousness and a lack of understanding what is happening around them. This may be followed by loss of speech and inability to see what is going on around them, or both. Finally, a stroke can lead to a range of other difficulties including limb weakness, slurred speech and inability to stand properly. These problems may be experienced in different combinations by different clients. It is important for GP to have a good understanding of stroke symptoms and be alert to anything that may be different. In addition, an investigation for a stroke is warranted after a patient has a neurological deficit.

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What causes stroke?

The most significant risk factor for stroke involves two environmental, behavioural and physiological factors: hypertension or high blood pressure (e.g. in older people); and smoking. The risk is heightened when a hypertension and smoking profile occurs together, with the additional risk of other cardiovascular predisposing factors. Although there are few other significant risk factors, such as mental illness, a number of other risk factors increase risk for stroke, including age, gender and being overweight.

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What is stroke?

Stroke is a large scale neurological disorder that may occur anywhere in the brain. Symptoms include weakness in both arms and legs, trouble talking, and trouble with vision. Stroke also frequently gives symptoms like numbness, aphasia or difficulty movement and feeling. Half of strokes only affect the left hemisphere. Stroke is also a significant cause of death and disability. theme: prevention\n\nPrevention of strokes in all age groups. This is an essential component of any program to promote self-care.\n\nIn order to prevent a stroke, it is important to have a balanced healthy diet and to keep exercising.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is vr therapy game?

Although the result of Vr Therapy game is not reliable, because we used virtual treatment on normal people, more randomized clinical trials on Vr game therapy in clinical are needed.

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Is vr therapy game safe for people?

We consider vr therapy game safe to play. It cannot be guaranteed that people with health conditions, such as hearing loss and visual impairment, can access the game, as can people who have difficulty reading or writing. There are currently restrictions around the provision of this therapy.

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How serious can stroke be?

The patient is admitted to a hospital where emergency services are available after a call from a neighbour or another close relative. If a patient's condition is stabilized and a diagnosis made by a physician, stroke is treated with medication followed by specialist treatment. There is a growing commitment to reduce the stroke incidence and mortality.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving vr therapy game?

The overall results from our research show that vr therapy game can significantly and favorably improve patients' physical and psychological symptoms, and help them in achieving quality of life at a greater level than that obtained by the traditional therapy, thus it can be recommended that vr therapy is worthy of clinical application and research and we recommend to our peers and patients to carry on for further validation.

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How does vr therapy game work?

In a recent study, findings clearly indicate that VR technology for physical rehabilitation is effective and the game mode provides the highest benefit, with the highest benefit observed in those most difficult to treat patients.

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Has vr therapy game proven to be more effective than a placebo?

vr therapy has a greater effect on rehabilitation function and self-image than a control condition. vr therapy has significant potential as an adjunct therapy to inpatient rehabilitation, specifically for improving the quality of life for people with stroke-related disabilities, especially those having lost arm function and mobility.

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