Developing a Novel Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke

Date Added
June 6th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00118778
Researcher
Lisa McTeague

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Keywords
Anxiety, Depression, Stress Disorders, Stroke Recovery
Summary

The purpose of this study is to identify domains in which stroke suvivors may have struggled since experiencing a stroke. These include things like emotional, family and work function. This study entails an interview and questionnaires that ask about functioning in these areas.

The longer-term goal of this work is to identify areas these areas so that we can develop a psychotherapy that could be helpful for individuals recovering from and living with the aftermath of stroke.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lisa McTeague
843-792-8274
lisa.mcteague@va.gov

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

Community use of wearable wrist stimulation device

Date Added
April 5th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00118317
Researcher
Na Jin Seo

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Keywords
Cerebral Palsey, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
Summary

Sensory stimulation has been shown to enhance rehabilitation outcomes. However, most sensory stimulation devices interfere with natural hand tasks. Thus, a new wearable stimulation device has been developed to deliver imperceptible vibration to wrist skin. This study is to evaluate the community use of the device for patients with neurologic movement disorders. Participation will include wearing the provided device and charging the device every night. The knowledge regarding community use of the device may contribute to improving the device functionality and usability for future users of the device.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Na Jin Seo
8437920084
seon@musc.edu

Effects of tDCS on post-stroke fatigue and inflammation

Date Added
April 5th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00118687
Researcher
John Kindred

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Keywords
Stroke Recovery
Summary

Fatigue is a common condition after an individual has a stroke. While the negative impacts of post-stroke fatigue are well known, our knowledge of the causes of post-stroke fatigue and effective treatments for post-stroke fatigue are lacking. This small study will investigate the possible benefits of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), which uses small electrical currents supplied by a 9-volt battery, on post-stroke fatigue and investigate tDCS' possible anti-inflammatory effects.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Alyssa Chesnutt
8437928171
hydar@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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