This trial is evaluating whether Action observation will improve 2 primary outcomes in patients with Stroke. Measurement will happen over the course of Arm and hand movement recorded in one day during the 3 blocks of physical performance of the SRTT.
This trial requires 20 total participants across 1 different treatment group
This trial involves a single treatment. Action Observation 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.
"Unfortunately, there is no cure for stroke currently available. However, advances in management will likely lead to a reduction in cerebral infarction and improved outcome for many patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Treatment of stroke varies by country. Both oral and intravenous medication is commonly prescribed. There is no evidence that a particular type of treatment is better in terms of effectiveness or other considerations (e.g. cost, tolerability, ease of use). There can be some controversy regarding the use of surgery when it is indicated. There is no high-quality evidence to support any specific treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Many of the signs of stroke depend on each case on its own. But a few common signs can be identified that can help providers differentiate between the common causes of symptoms and more serious conditions.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Strokes are categorized based largely on whether the loss of functions may be permanent or temporary. These distinctions provide a useful way to communicate between patients, caregivers, clinicians, and payers." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"About 25.6 million Americans will experience a mild to disabling stroke by 2030. This number may increase to more than 30 million Americans by 2050 due to strokes that are only mild to disabling. Of all individuals with mild strokes, 13% end up having a disabling stroke. A significant portion of those with mild stroke who develop disabling strokes do so after age 40. Stroke occurs in the elderly more often and causes them to die. Strokes that occur in the brain also become more severe with age. In fact, 15% of stroke-related deaths occur among 65-to–84-year-olds." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The cause of stroke is a combination of several conditions, which may influence the risk of stroke onset. These factors include genetics, environment, disease and lifestyle changes. These may be modified through appropriate treatments." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Adding AO training does not reduce fatigue or anxiety during rehabilitative therapy for hemiparetic stroke patients. It actually increases fatigue when combined with the use of paretic hand training. AO training is not a relevant tool when considering motor recovery after a stroke." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Based on the results and literature, action observation seems to be beneficial for treatment effectiveness. Furthermore, this method has been proven to have a significant positive effect on reducing positive and negative symptoms in clients with schizophrenia. Furthermore, no studies suggest that such treatments affect negative symptoms." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"It can be concluded that the current guidelines concerning the decision for a clinical trial appear to be insufficient at guiding the decision to or against performing a clinical trial. Further guidelines including advice on how to use the guideline should be developed, as well as an improved information provision for patients and professionals are urgently needed." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The present results indicate that a significant amount of visual input is needed for observation to be effective in changing action performance or changing action behavior in healthy adults." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There is a mean age when someone has their first stroke of 75 years in Finland, which is similar to an average of 71 years (in the UK). The incidence is lowest in those aged 10-19 and greatest in those over 90 years. Men experience their first stroke earlier than women (68 years versus 67 years), but the differences between men and women diminish throughout life. The age at which a stroke is diagnosed also varies as a function of the age of the person when it occurs." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The frequency of the strokes was different in the families: the frequency was increased in the families with strokes as opposed to those without strokes (p = 0.04). Also the stroke survivors and their families had a different risk profile concerning the CVD risk factors except lipid profile. Data from a recent study should be confirmed by other studies, and more knowledge of the genes can lead to a better understanding of the pathogenesis." - Anonymous Online Contributor