Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Combined Brain and Hand Stimulation to Improve Hand Function in Individuals With Moderate to Severe Chronic Stroke: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Combined Brain and Hand Stimulation to Improve Hand Function in Individuals With Moderate to Severe Chronic Stroke: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515339. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP101C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515339. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP101C
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

We conducted a phase I pilot randomized controlled trial examining the preliminary efficacy of combining brain and hand stimulation to improve hand function in individuals with moderate to severe chronic stroke. Our findings suggest that the combined brain and hand stimulation shows promise in improving hand movement, function, and participation in daily tasks in this population. Future studies are warranted to examine the efficacy of this intervention.

Primary Author and Speaker: Amit Sethi

Contributing Authors: Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Emiliano Santarnecchi