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Task Oriented Training and Evaluation at Home (TOTE Home)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02852369
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 2, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Veronica Rowe, Rowe, Veronica, M.D.

Brief Summary:

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of an upper extremity, task oriented training program delivered at home (TOTE Home) for people who are in the subacute recovery phase of a stroke.

Method: A single-subject AB series design with a follow-up to assess the effectiveness of TOTE Home which includes a maximum of 30, one hour sessions of training conducted in participants' homes. Repeated target measures of accelerometry and level of confidence to be analyzed throughout the study. Change scores from standardized assessments to be evaluated at baseline, post-intervention, and follow-up time periods.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stroke Behavioral: Task Oriented Treatment Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Hemiparesis following a stroke frequently leads to "learned non-use" of the weaker arm and hand. Task oriented training has been suggested as a contemporary neurorehabilitation technique. A single-subject AB series design with a follow-up was conducted to assess the effectiveness of a task oriented training program administered in participants' homes. This intervention, Task Oriented Training at Home (TOTE Home), incorporated current experience-dependent plasticity aspects modeled after the Acquired Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP) protocol parameters and principles of task oriented training as suggested by Lang and Birkenmeier in 2014. Repeated measures of accelerometry and level of confidence on a priority task were analyzed with visual analysis of changes in level, trend, and slope. Change scores from standardized assessments for the upper extremity, Motor Activity Log, Stroke Impact Scale question of recovery, Functional Test for the Hemiparetic Upper Extremity, and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure were evaluated on data collected at baseline, post-intervention, and follow-up time periods.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 4 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Task Oriented Training and Evaluation at Home (TOTE Home)
Study Start Date : June 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Task Oriented Training

The intervention administered during each of the training sessions was modeled after the protocol outlined in Winstein et al. (2013) however implementation was in the participant's home setting and involved tasks in the participant's real world.

The manual entitled, "Upper-Extremity Task-Specific Training After Stroke or Disability" by Lang and Birkenmeier (2014) was also utilized to give a general overview of task specific training for the upper extremity and to help guide each activity the participant chose to work on.

Behavioral: Task Oriented Treatment

The intervention administered during each of the training sessions was modeled after the protocol outlined in Winstein et al. (2013) however implementation was in the participant's home setting and involved tasks in the participant's real world.

The manual entitled, "Upper-Extremity Task-Specific Training After Stroke or Disability" by Lang and Birkenmeier (2014) was also utilized to give a general overview of task specific training for the upper extremity and to help guide each activity the participant chose to work on.





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Movement of the hemiparetic upper extremity as measured by accelerometry [ Time Frame: 24 hour recordings over 8 day periods ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • upper extremity hemiparesis due to a stroke but met minimal movement criteria in the affected arm and hand (at least 10 degrees of active movement at the wrist, elbow, and shoulder movement, along with 10 degrees of active movement in the thumb and two other fingers)
  • minimal cognitive deficits as demonstrated by a 24 or higher on the Mini-Mental Status Exam
  • able to identify at least five specific tasks participants wish to achieve with their affected upper extremity. This was assessed with the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)
  • at least 21 years of age
  • able to communicate in English
  • 3-12 months after their stroke which would classify them in the subacute level of recovery
  • all formal occupational therapy was completed.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • upper extremity pain that interfered with activities of daily living
  • requiring maximal assistance for mobility
  • arm or hand injury (unrelated to the stroke)
  • upper extremity amputations
  • inability to participate due to any illness, social or geographical reason, and any other diagnosis or limiting conditions that would affect participation

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02852369


Sponsors and Collaborators
Rowe, Veronica, M.D.
Investigators
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Study Chair: Marsha Neville, PhD, OT Texas Woman's University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Veronica Rowe, Doctoral Student, Rowe, Veronica, M.D.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02852369    
Other Study ID Numbers: TOTE Home 001
First Posted: August 2, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 2, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No