Does Splinting Prevent Contractures Following Stroke?

This study has been completed.
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University of Western Sydney
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00286702
First received: February 1, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2006
History: No changes posted

February 1, 2006
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Does Splinting Prevent Contractures Following Stroke?
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After a stroke, many people develop contracture of the muscles in their affected wrist and hand which leads to a permanently clenched, painful hand. A contracture is often treated by therapists who use hand splinting to prevent it occurring or slow down its progression. Despite their wide use, there has not been research completed to investigate whether or not splinting prevents contracture in people following stroke. In fact, this project will be the first of its kind in the world and is therefore vital to stroke rehabilitation.

The study is a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial that will measure the effect of hand-splinting in two positions on the prevention of contracture, functional use of the hand, and quality of life.

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Interventional
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Cerebrovascular Accident
Device: hand splint
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Completed
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September 2004
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • first ever stroke
  • score of <1 on Motor Assessment Scale item 6

Exclusion Criteria:

  • comorbidity resulting in previous contracture of the wrist/hand
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18 Years and older
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NCT00286702
HEC 01/166
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University of Western Sydney
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Principal Investigator: Natasha Lannin, BSc(OT) University of Western Sydney
Study Chair: Anne Cusick, PhD University of Western Sydney
University of Western Sydney
January 2006

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