Tele-rehabilitation Using tDCS Combined With Exercise in People With Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 20 March 2024, updated 19 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 48 individuals with spinal cord injury to test the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with at-home exercise on upper-limb function. tDCS is a non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain delivered by surface electrodes attached to the scalp. If included, participants will receive either: a) active tDCS with 3 home-based exercise sessions per week for 4 weeks; or b) sham tDCS along with 3 home-based exercise sessions per week for 4 weeks. Participants will communicate with a physical therapist via an online video platform for each session. Final testing (sensory and motor function, spasticity and quality of life) will be performed after 2 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    1 month - 30 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have unstable cardiopulmonary disease
    NOT have intracranial metal implantation, cochlear implant, or cardiac pacemaker
    NOT have a history of other neurological diseases, brain surgery, or epilepsy

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Participants will receive either active or sham tDCS along with 3 at home exercise sessions per week for a total of 4 weeks. They will communicate with a physical therapist via video online platform for every sessions. - tDCS is a non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain delivered by surface electrodes attached to the scalp. - Final testing (sensory and motor function , spasticity and quality of life) will be performed after 2 months.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental 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
    • 30 Oct 2023
    • Organisation
    • Mahidol University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 30 Oct 2023
    • Organisation
    • Mahidol University

    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