Functional rehabilitation of upper limb apraxia in poststroke patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Jose Manuel Perez-Marmol, Maria del Carmen Garcia-Rios, Francisco Barrero-Hernandez, Guadalupe Molina-Torres, George Theodore Brown, Maria Encarnacion Aguilar-Ferrandiz

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Abstract

Upper limb apraxia is a common disorder associated with stroke that can reduce patients independence levels in activities of daily living and increase levels of disability. Traditional rehabilitation programs designed to promote the recovery of upper limb function have mainly focused on restorative or compensatory approaches. However, no previous studies have been completed that evaluate a combined intervention method approach, where patients concurrently receive cognitive training and learn compensatory strategies for enhancing daily living activities. This study will use a two-arm, assessor-blinded, parallel, randomized controlled trial design, involving 40 patients who present a left- or right-sided unilateral vascular lesion poststroke and a clinical diagnosis of upper limb apraxia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 10
Number of pages10
JournalTrials
Volume16:508
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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