Effect of Mirror Therapy on Lower Extremity Motor Control and Gait in Patients With Stroke

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Mississippi Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01574079
First received: January 30, 2012
Last updated: April 9, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

Mirror Therapy is effective in increasing motor control and gait performance in patients with strike.


Condition Intervention
Stroke
Other: Mirror Therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Mirror Therapy on Lower Extremity Motor Control and Gait in Patients With Stroke

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Further study details as provided by University of Mississippi Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional Independence Measure - locomotor score [ Time Frame: measured at admission and discharge from rehab estimated length of stay 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Timed Up and Go [ Time Frame: Measured at admission and discharge with estimated length of stay 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement [ Time Frame: measured at admission and discharge with estimated length of stay 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Upright Motor Control Test [ Time Frame: Measured at admission and discharge with estimated length of stay 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Modified Ashworth Score [ Time Frame: measured at admission and discharge with estimated length of stay 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: rehabilitation activities
The control group will receive traditional physical therapy which includes, but is not limited to, therapeutic exercise, functional mobility training, pre-gait and gait activities, electrotherapeutic modalities, and education. The treatment group will receive traditional physical therapy with the addition of mirror therapy. The mirror therapy will entail 15 minutes of exercises for the lower extremities focusing on ankle dorsiflexion, knee flexion, and hip flexion.
Other: Mirror Therapy
The mirror therapy will entail 15 minutes of exercises for the lower extremities focusing on ankle dorsiflexion, knee flexion, and hip flexion. The participant will attempt to perform the exercises with both lower extremities. The patient will be blinded to the affected lower extremity with a mirror, and will be looking at the image of the unaffected lower extremity superimposed on the affected lower extremity as he or she performs the activities.

Detailed Description:

Using a mirrored image of the uninvolved extremity will facilitate motor control in patients after stroke.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • lower extremity Brunnstrom stage 2,
  • lower extremity modified ashworth < 3,
  • has the ability to follow 3-step command in English,
  • has only unilateral involvement.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • lower extremity Brunnstrom stage 1,
  • lower extremity modified ashworth 3 or higher,
  • history of prior stroke,
  • Passive Range of Motion limitation of hip and or knee flexion < 90,
  • has visual deficits which prevent participation.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01574079

Locations
United States, Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center - University Rehabilitation
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39216
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lisa J Barnes, PT DPT University of Mississippi Medical Center
Study Director: Keri H McCullough, DPT University of Mississippi Medical Center - University Rehabilitation
Study Director: Kim C Wilcox, PT MsPT PhD University of Mississippi Medical Center - Director of Neurologic Residency Program
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Mississippi Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01574079     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-0244
Study First Received: January 30, 2012
Last Updated: April 9, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stroke
Cerebral Infarction
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Brain Infarction
Brain Ischemia

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014