Biomedical Instrumentation in the Study of Mirror Therapy in Elderly's Hands Motor Activity
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02104102|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2014 by Universidade do Vale do Paraíba.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : April 4, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Muscle Weakness Conditions||Other: Mirror Therapy Other: Kinesiotherapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Biomedical Instrumentation in the Study of Mirror Therapy in Elderly's Hands Motor Activity|
|Study Start Date :||January 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2014|
Experimental: Mirror group
Composed of 30 volunteers who carry out the mirror therapy, whose name shall Mirror Group (MG).
Other: Mirror Therapy
Mirror Therapy, which is based on the activation of mirror neurons from the illusion generated by viewing the reflection of a member in a mirror, that is, intended to facilitate the movement through the practice of bilateral symmetric activities, since it is able to stimulate cortical plasticity, promoting reversal of the decrease and the reestablishment of motor function.
Experimental: Control Group - kinesiotherapy
Called by Control Group (CG), composed of 30 volunteers who will carry out the kinesiotherapy with the same sequence of movements for the Mirror Therapy that the MG, but without the view in the mirror, since it will be blocked.
- Electromyography [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Muscle electrical activity will be assessed at two different times, one related to the collection along with the dynamometer and another related to the simultaneous collection accelerometer.It is expected that after treatment with Mirror Therapy for 2 weeks has been an improvement of sensorimotor functions, gain muscle strength , uniformity of muscle fiber recruitment and improves muscle synergy and gain in speed of movements.
- Dynamometry [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Manual strength will be assessed with the electromyography, asking the volunteer to perform the maximal volunteer contraction when pressing the portable manual dynamometer. It is expected that after treatment with Mirror Therapy for 2 weeks has been an improvement of muscle strength.
- Functionality [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]The functionality will be measure by the Katz index during the period of the study.
- Range of motion [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]The range of motion will be taken for the movements of flexion and extension of the wrist.
- Writing skill [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]The volunteers will writing a specified phrase and they will received a paper with four four geometric forms (square, triangle, circle and rhombus) to follow the line. This task should be done for both hands. The skill will be analysed by using a computer software developed to calculate the distances between the original line of the form and the line performed by the volunteer.
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|Contact: Rani S Alves, Graduatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Mário O Lima, Professor||551239471000 ext email@example.com|
|Laboratory of Sensory and Motor Rehabilitation Engineering||Recruiting|
|São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 12244000|
|Contact: Rani S Alves, Masters 5512981638109 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Mário O Lima, Professor 551239471000 ext 2066 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Rani S Alves, Graduate|
|Principal Investigator:||Rani S Alves, Graduate||Universidade do Vale do Paraíba|