Oral Tactile Sensitivity in Stroke Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02822391|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 4, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 4, 2016
Orofacial impairment following stroke frequently involves a reduced chewing performance and dysphagia. This study investigated the sensitivity of oral tissues following stroke and its potential impact on chewing efficiency.
The following two Null-hypotheses (H0) were tested:
i. Post-stroke patients do not show a reduced intra-oral sensitivity compared to a healthy controls.
ii. Intra-oral sensitivity is not correlated to chewing efficiency.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Mastication Disorder Stroke No Problem Chewing Dysphagia||Other: observation|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||54 participants|
|Official Title:||Tactile Sensitivity of the Oral Tissues and Chewing Efficiency Are Impaired in Stroke Patients|
|Study Start Date :||February 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2015|
Screened and recruited from the Division of Neurorehabilitation, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland by a senior consultant neurologist (BL). Patients were included if they were hospitalized for stroke rehabilitation, were able to undergo psychophysical testing and presented with a facial impairment according to the House-Brackmann criteria ≥2 15. They were excluded if they presented with acute pain in the oro-facial sphere (nominal question) or an additional neuro-muscular disease.
Similar to stroke group in regard to age, gender and dental state. no stroke
- Tactile detection threshold (0.25 - 512 mN) of mechanoreceptors of oral mucosa and lips as assessed with monofilaments of pre-defined thicknesses [ Time Frame: maximum 2 weeks post-stroke ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02822391
|Division of Gerodontology and Removable Prosthodontics, University Clinics of Dental Medicine, University of Geneva|
|Geneva, Switzerland, 1205|
|Principal Investigator:||Martin Schimmel, Prof||University of Bern|