Improving SCI Rehabilitation Interventions by Retraining the Brain

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 8 November 2021, updated 922 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial to test the effect of non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain delivered by surface electrodes attached to the scalp (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: tDCS) in combination with arm rehabilitation training, on arm function and safety. If included in this trial, the participant will undergo 2 hours of arm rehabilitation with either 1) active tDCS or 2) inactive tDCS (sham), five days a week for three weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 75 years
Injury level
C1 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    1 year - 75 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Ischemia

    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C1-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    have a cervical spinal cord injury for at least 1 year.
    Have a triceps (the muscle that straightens the elbow) that is weaker on one side than the other.
    be between the ages of 18 and 75 years.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    2 hours of arm rehabilitation training sessions, 5 days a week for 3 weeks in combination with either 1) active tDCS or 2) inactive tDCS. 4 testing visits in which arm function will be tested. One last visit 3 months after study completion in which arm function will be tested.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Spasticity

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • Organisation
    • The Cleveland Clinic
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • Organisation
    • The Cleveland Clinic

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more