This trial is testing two interventions to help reduce the impact of stroke-related arm movement impairment.
1 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Change in Stroke Impact Scale will be modeled from baseline, weekly (until discharge from rehabilitation, on average 4 to 10 weeks), and monthly evaluations (every-other month until 12 months post-stroke).
Awards & Highlights
2 Treatment Groups
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86 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: Abduction Loading · No Placebo Group · N/A
Who is running the clinical trial?
Age 18 - 85 · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
- Ellis, Michael D., Yiyun Lan, Jun Yao, and Julius P. A. Dewald. 2016. “Robotic Quantification of Upper Extremity Loss of Independent Joint Control or Flexion Synergy in Individuals with Hemiparetic Stroke: A Review of Paradigms Addressing the Effects of Shoulder Abduction Loading”. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi:10.1186/s12984-016-0203-0.
- Ellis, Michael D., Carolina Carmona, Justin Drogos, and Julius P. A. Dewald. 2018. “Progressive Abduction Loading Therapy with Horizontal-plane Viscous Resistance Targeting Weakness and Flexion Synergy to Treat Upper Limb Function in Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial”. Frontiers in Neurology. Frontiers Media SA. doi:10.3389/fneur.2018.00071.
- Ellis, Michael D., Theresa Sukal-Moulton, and Julius P. A. Dewald. 2009. “Progressive Shoulder Abduction Loading Is a Crucial Element of Arm Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke”. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. SAGE Publications. doi:10.1177/1545968309332927.
- Ellis MD, Lan Y, Yao J, Dewald JP. Robotic quantification of upper extremity loss of independent joint control or flexion synergy in individuals with hemiparetic stroke: a review of paradigms addressing the effects of shoulder abduction loading. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2016 Oct 29;13(1):95. doi: 10.1186/s12984-016-0203-0.
- Michael Ellis 2021. "Progressive Abduction Loading Therapy". ClinicalTrials.gov. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04118998.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many participants is this study recruiting?
"Affirmative, the information on clinicaltrials.gov shows that this trial is currently accepting participants. The initiative was launched on August 27th 2021 and underwent its latest ammendments as of February 10th 2022; 86 individuals are needed from two seperate facilities." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Is the eligibility for this clinical trial restricted to adults aged 18 and above?
"As per the prerequisites of this trial, potential participants need to be between 18 years old and 85 years old." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Do I meet the requirements to join this medical experiment?
"The researchers are looking for 86 individuals with stroke, aged 18 and 85. They must possess hemiparesis confined to one side (as judged by the CMSA's 7-point scale), have suffered a stroke in the middle cerebral artery distribution, be able to follow 3-step motor commands using their unaffected arm, and provide informed consent." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Are there any opportunities to volunteer for the research at this time?
"Drawing from the clinicaltrials.gov page, this trial is currently seeking volunteers and has been doing so since August 27th 2021 with an update on February 10th 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor