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After a stroke, it is very common to lose the ability to open the affected hand. Occupational and physical rehabilitation therapy (OT and PT) combined with non-invasive brain stimulation may help a person recover hand movement. The purpose of this study is to compare 3 non-invasive brain stimulation protocols combined with therapy to see if they result in different amounts of recovery of hand movement after a stroke.

Clinical Trial Description

This study is a randomized clinical trail (RCT) of stroke survivors with chronic (6 to 24 months) hemiplegia randomized to: 1) conventional transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), 2) unconventional tDCS, or 3) sham tDCS during contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation mediated occupational therapy. The treatment will last 12 weeks and be followed by a 6-month follow-up period. Assessors, therapists and participants will be blinded to which tDCS treatment is received. This will be the first RCT of tDCS + CCFES. ;

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NCT number NCT05866003
Study type Interventional
Source MetroHealth Medical Center
Contact Amy Friedl, MS,OTR/L
Phone 2169573581
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date July 1, 2023
Completion date April 2028

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