Abduction Loading for Stroke

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL
StrokeAbduction Loading - Behavioral
18 - 85
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing two interventions to help reduce the impact of stroke-related arm movement impairment.

Eligible Conditions
  • Stroke

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

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).

Month 12
Change in Action Research Arm Test
Month 12
Change in Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment
Month 12
Change in Loss of Independent Joint Control
Month 12
Change in Reaching Function
Month 12
Change in Stroke Impact Scale

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Supported Reaching
1 of 2
Abduction Loading
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

86 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Abduction Loading · No Placebo Group · N/A

Abduction Loading
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Abduction Loading · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Supported Reaching
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Supported Reaching · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 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).

Who is running the clinical trial?

Northwestern UniversityLead Sponsor
1,501 Previous Clinical Trials
866,477 Total Patients Enrolled
30 Trials studying Stroke
25,116 Patients Enrolled for Stroke
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)NIH
1,860 Previous Clinical Trials
2,167,014 Total Patients Enrolled
69 Trials studying Stroke
4,822 Patients Enrolled for Stroke
Shirley Ryan AbilityLabOTHER
177 Previous Clinical Trials
13,747 Total Patients Enrolled
65 Trials studying Stroke
6,078 Patients Enrolled for Stroke
Michael D Ellis, PT, DPTPrincipal InvestigatorNorthwestern University
1 Previous Clinical Trials
38 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Stroke
38 Patients Enrolled for Stroke

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 85 · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have weakness on one side of your body that is moderate to severe, as measured by a specific scale called CMSA.
You have recently had a stroke caused by a blood clot or bleeding in the brain.
You can move your unaffected arm in three specific ways when asked to do so.

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

Unverified Answer

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

Unverified Answer

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

Unverified Answer

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

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