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NCT ID: NCT05435404 Completed - Cerebral Stroke Clinical Trials

Qualitative Study Patient & Physician Experiences Botox COVID-19

Start date: October 8, 2021
Study type: Observational

During the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent series of Lockdowns, clinic out-patient spasticity services were replaced with video based tele-consultation appointments, in order to reduce the potential risk of virus transmission between patients and clinicians in either direction. This meant that for an extensive period of time, this treatment could not be offered, and like many other specialist services, this resulted in a backlog of case referrals and an extensive clinic waiting list, where patient appointments and referrals were delayed by the pandemic. There have been discussions in many professional network forums that have suggested that the necessary changes to appointments during the pandemic may have contributed to a build-up of pain and disability for patients who were unable to access spasticity management treatment when they needed it. This research aims to gain insight and understanding of the individual experiences and perceptions of patients, carers and a physician who have been involved in spasticity treatment out-patient service clinics during and post COVID 19 pandemic. To do this, a qualitative research approach has been adopted and a group of 10 potential participants along with one consultant physician will be invited to participate in the study. Participants will be provided with information on the research (Participant Information Sheet) and asked to provide written informed consent (Consent Form) in order to take part. After providing consent, the participant will be interviewed via telephone. Data will be analysed using a thematic approach by the research team to identify the challenges, opportunities and barriers that may have been encountered during the pandemic and post pandemic period. All participants will be provided with a debrief document.

NCT ID: NCT05420103 Completed - Stroke Clinical Trials

Research Proposal of New Technologies and Standardization of Physiotherapy Stroke Rehabilitation

Start date: June 8, 2022
Study type: Observational

One of the main goals of physiotherapy in stroke rehabilitation is to maximize walking ability of patients as soon as possible. Traditionally, intervention selection and application of neuroplasticity to stroke patients depends on personal preference and experience of therapists. Recent development of technologies may provide more accessible, efficient, objective, intensive and predictive methods compared to traditional practices in facilitating the process of recovery after brain injury and standardizing stroke rehabilitation programs. A clinical quality improvement program named Accelerated Stroke Ambulation Program (ASAP) was started in Stroke Rehabilitation Program Tai Po Hospital by Physiotherapy Department since 2019, pilot period from October 2019 to September 2020 and execute as standard practice afterward.

NCT ID: NCT05419791 Completed - Stroke Clinical Trials

The Effects of Robot Assisted Gait Training With Virtual Reality

Start date: November 11, 2021
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The effectiveness of applying robot-assisted walking training together with conventional physiotherapy is widely accepted. Virtual reality is another component and its contribution to rehabilitation is important. When we look at the literature on virtual reality applications on balance and walking, it is seen that some systems are beneficial while some systems have no effect. This raises the possibility that virtual reality applications may produce different results due to the task in the exercise, patient motivation or any other reason. There is a need to investigate whether virtual reality applications have different effects, if any, what is the source of this and what care should be taken in the development of these applications in the future. Therefore, we focused on investigating the different effects of Lokomat virtual reality applications.

NCT ID: NCT05416619 Completed - Stroke Clinical Trials

Effects of Hand MOtor Rehabilitation Using a sEMG-biofeedback

Start date: August 14, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Stroke is the first cause of disability worldwide. The motor impairment of the hand is one of the most common sequelae in patients after stroke. Indeed, approximately 60% of patients with diagnosis of stroke suffers from hand sensorimotor impairment. In the last years, new approaches in neurorehabilitation field has been permitted to enhance hand motor recovery. Wearable devices permit to apply sensors to the patient's body for monitoring the kinematic and dynamic characteristics of patient's motion. Moreover, wearable sensors combined with electrodes detecting muscle activation (i.e. surface electromyography - sEMG) permit to provide biofeedback to the patient to improve motor recovery.

NCT ID: NCT05407948 Completed - Stroke Clinical Trials

The Effect of Cognitive Reserve on Outcome After Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury

Start date: November 2, 2018
Study type: Observational

A long-term follow-up study of patients who acquired a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI) 5-15 years ago. Primary objective is to describe the interaction between measures of cognitive reserve and neuropsychological variables, psychological variables and healthcare usage in relation to outcome (i.e work return, satisfaction with life, psychological well-being and overall outcome) after stroke or traumatic brain injury. Secondary objectives are to describe differences in fatigue related to cognitive reserve after stroke or TBI and to describe differences in health-care usage related to cognitive reserve after stroke or TBI.

NCT ID: NCT05407272 Completed - Stroke Clinical Trials

Explore the Sharing Model Intervene to Improve the Knowledge, Attitudes, Service Intentions and Service Start-up Effects of the Eight Major Non-cancer Disease End-stage Caregivers on Well-being and Palliative Care

Start date: September 14, 2021
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Since September 1st, 2009, Taiwan has begun to pay attention to the care of patients with organ failure, dementia and the elderly, and brought eight of non-cancer terminal patients into health insurance subsidies to implement the goal of universal palliative care and local aging. Taiwan has entered the aged society since March 2018, become the heavy burden of expenditure in Taiwan because of the health care needs and costs associated with the rapid aging of the population. With advanced medical technology, when facing inevitable death situation, should not use too much medical treatment on terminally ill patients. The waste of medical resources and bring both patients and family members so much pain. In Taiwan, people have misconception about tranquil palliative care. The low rate of home palliative care for non-terminal cancer patients. The purpose of this study is investigating the eight non-cancer terminal caregivers' knowledge, attitudes and service intentions of palliative care, and getting the result by research intervention. In this study, a randomized experimental research design was applied by two-group pre-and post-test. The targets are the eight non-cancer terminal caregivers in a home care institution of a regional teaching hospital located in Yilan. Targets' ID end with odd numbers are in experimental group received shared mode intervention, and even numbers are in control group received home routine care. The experimental group was implementing measures of weekly shared mode intervention in 20 to 60 minutes for six weeks; the control group started to implement measures of home care medical instructions booklet in the third week. The content of the outcome measurement questionnaire includes: basic information of the eight non-cancer terminal caregivers, the palliative care knowledge scale, the palliative care attitude scale, and palliative care service initiation intention scale. Data were analyzed by statistical methods such as descriptive analysis, independent sample t-test, paired-samples t-test, Pearson correlation analysis and one-way ANOVA.

NCT ID: NCT05403515 Completed - Stroke, Ischemic Clinical Trials

Aromatherapy and Foot Massage on Happiness, Sleep Quality, and Fatigue Levels of Patients With Stroke

Start date: July 1, 2021
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Background: Stroke puts important economic and social loads on the society and was reported to be the most important reason for disability throughout the world. Purpose: The present study aims to experimentally examine the effect of aromatherapy and foot massage on happiness, sleep quality, and fatigue levels of patients with stroke. Material and method: The present study is a randomized clinical study with a control group. Participants were randomly divided into three groups (foot massage + aromatherapy, aromatherapy, and control). The study was carried out with 91 patients diagnosed with stroke. The data were collected using Sociodemographic Status Survey, Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, Piper Fatigue Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS (IBM SPSS Statistics 24) package program. The results were interpreted using frequency tables and descriptive statistics. Foot massage group was given 30min foot massage sessions (3 days per week) for 4 weeks, whereas foot massage + aromatherapy group was given lavender oil inhaler during the foot massage.

NCT ID: NCT05403021 Completed - Stroke Clinical Trials

Piloting GETCare: A Remote Goal-based Education and Skills Training Program for Caregivers Poststroke

Start date: August 31, 2020
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the GETCare program, a Goal-based Education and skills Training program for Caregivers poststroke.

NCT ID: NCT05398575 Completed - Stroke Clinical Trials

Music Listening for Cardiorespiratory Exercise in Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation

Start date: February 1, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Stroke survivors struggle to meet clinical recommendations for physical exercise duration and intensity. During the past two decades, music interventions have increasingly shown effectiveness in several motor tasks in stroke rehabilitation. Additionally, music has been found effective in increasing exercise performance in athletes and other clinical populations. Based on a meta-theoretical review paper by Clark, Baker & Taylor (2016), it was hypothesized that the therapeutic effects of music in physical exercise is modulated by the preference and task-specificity of the music. We will test this hypothesis using a three-armed randomized cross-over design comprised of the following auditory conditions: 1) a group-tailored playlist 2) radio as active control and 3) a non-music control condition during cycle ergometry cardiorespiratory exercise sessions. Participants are inpatient stroke survivors undergoing rehabilitation between 2-12 weeks post infarct.

NCT ID: NCT05394090 Completed - Stroke Clinical Trials

The Role of Periodontal Diseases and Stimulation of Saliva Secretion in the Acute Phase of Ischemic Stroke

Start date: January 24, 2020
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Methods: 100 consecutive patients with their first ever ischemic stroke were enrolled in the study. 56 randomly selected patients were subjected to stimulation of salivation, the remaining patients were not stimulated. The severity of the neurological condition was assessed using the NIHSS scale on days 1, 3 and 7 of stroke. The incidence of periodontal diseases was classified using the Hall's scale in the 1st day of stroke. On days 1 and 7 of stroke, the concentration of IL-1beta, MMP8, OPG and RANKL in the patients' saliva was assessed using the Elisa technique. At the same time, the level of CRP and the number of leukocytes in the peripheral blood were tested on days 1, 3 and 7 of the stroke, and the incidence of upper respiratory and urinary tract infections was assessed.