Examining the association between psychosocial factors and adherence to a home exercise program for upper extremity recovery in stroke survivors

Date Added
May 4th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00118067
Researcher
Gabrielle Scronce

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Keywords
Exercise, Rehabilitation Studies, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
Summary

Research shows that exercising at home can improve arm and hand movement after a stroke. Unfortunately, it can be hard to exercise enough to make a difference in arm and hand movement after stroke. In this study, we will try to determine things that make it easy or hard to exercise the arm and hand after a stroke. In this study, we will recruit stroke survivors who are in therapy for arm and hand rehabilitation. First, we will administer surveys and questionnaires to get stroke survivors' perspectives on their self-confidence, mood, sleep, and more. Then, we will ask them to track their home exercise for 7 days using a wearable movement tracker (like a smart watch). After the 7 days of home exercise tracking, stroke survivors will meet with a researcher to talk about their experience doing home exercise and why they think it was easy or hard to do.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Gabrielle Scronce
843-792-0084
scronce@musc.edu

Targeted spinal cord plasticity for alleviating SCI-related neuropathic pain

Date Added
April 5th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00118771
Researcher
Aiko Thompson

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Keywords
Central Nervous System, Nerve, Nervous System, Pain, Rehabilitation Studies, Spinal Cord
Summary

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between reflexes in the leg and the presence of neuropathic pain. The researchers are recruiting 30 individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) total, 15 individuals with neuropathic pain due to SCI and 15 individuals without neuropathic pain. For this portion of the study, there are 2 visits. The first visit will examine cutaneous reflexes in the leg. During the second visit, the study team will assess sensation in the leg and administer questionnaires about pain, functioning, and quality of life.

The purpose of the second part of the study is to examine the effect of reflex training in the leg to decrease neuropathic pain. For this, the researchers are recruiting 15 individuals with neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury to participate in the reflex training procedure. The study involves approximately 50 visits with a total study duration of about 6.5 months (3 months for baseline and training phases followed by 1 month and 3 month follow-up visits).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Blair Dellenbach
843-792-6313
stecb@musc.edu

Enhanced Study Recruitment for Stroke Survivors through Longitudinal Data Collection in Multiple Domains

Date Added
April 5th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00119024
Researcher
Alyssa Chesnutt

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Keywords
Military, Rehabilitation Studies, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
Summary

People who experience a stroke often have problems performing many different tasks during daily life. Most studies investigating stroke recovery and rehabilitation focus only on one type of task. The purpose of this research study is to measure individuals' function in many areas that can be affected by a stroke, such as their balance, mood, memory, reaching, and speech. This study will also track changes that can occur with task performance over time.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Alyssa Chesnutt
843-792-8171
hydar@musc.edu

Validation of Early Prognostic Data for Recovery Outcome after Stroke for Future, Higher Yield Trials

Date Added
December 8th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00116137
Researcher
Kirstin-Friederike Heise

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Keywords
Rehabilitation Studies, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
Summary

VERIFY will validate biomarkers of upper extremity (UE) motor outcome in the acute ischemic stroke window for immediate use in clinical trials, and explore these biomarkers in acute intracerebral hemorrhage. The central hypothesis is that patients have different UE outcomes depending on corticomotor system (CMS) function, measured as motor evoked potential (MEP) status with TMS, and on CMS structure, measured as acute lesion load with MRI. VERIFY will create the first multicenter, large-scale, prospective dataset of clinical, TMS, and MRI measures in the acute stroke time window.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Patricia Finetto
843-792-8533
piersonp@musc.edu

Neurophysiological characterization of dry needling in people with spasticity due to stroke--COBRE

Date Added
December 7th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00116575
Researcher
Gretchen Seif

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