Recruitment open for CPSR-funded FLOW trial
FLOW Trial: FLuoxetine to Open the critical time period Window to improve motor recovery after stroke
We are looking for people to participate in a clinical study of an investigational medication that may help increase your window of recovery following a stroke. You may be eligible if you:
• Are 25 years of age or older
• Experienced a stroke in the last 2 – 7 months
• Have significant leg weakness in at least one leg
Participants in clinical studies can play a more active role in their healthcare, gain access to potential new treatments, and help others by contributing to research
This study is being run at multiple sites across Canada. If you are interested in learning more, please contact site coordinator at Toronto Rehab: Evan Foster E-mail: Evan.Foster@uhn.ca Tel: 416-597-3422 ext. 3362
The following is a list of studies by CPSR researchers who are recruiting volunteers for their stroke studies.
FLOW Trial: FLuoxetine to Open the critical period time Window to improve motor recovery after stroke
Study Objective: To determine if Fluoxetine paired with structured exercise can improve leg function following stroke.
Click for more information: FLOW Trial
Adaptive clothing for persons living with hemiparesis
Study Objective: To use a Participatory Design research methodology to engage working age women with chronic hemiparesis to create and evaluate clothing designs for outerwear, innerwear and brassieres.
Click for more information: ShahaniM – Clothing Adaptation
Click to read the recruitment poster: ShahaniM – Clothing Ad
Brain Stimulation and Tailored Interventions to Promote Recovery in Stroke Survivors
Study Objective: To determine whether tailored strength training interventions in stroke survivors, based on MEPs amplitude, can lead to greater gains in arm function and to determine whether combining anodal tDCS with tailored strength training can promote recovery in stroke survivors when compared to sham tDCS.
Click for more information: TremblayF – Brain Stim Stroke Recovery
Cognitive Changes and Rehabilitation in People With Transient Ischemic Attack, Stroke, or Stroke Risk Factors
Study Objective: Through this study, we hope to 1) improve assessment of iWMD injury effects through behavioral assessment and multimodal brain imaging and 2) apply rehabilitation specifically for complex information processing deficits in small vessel white matter stroke.
Click for more information: LevineB – Cognitive Changes and Rehab
Computer Games for Speech Rehabilitation in Patients with Stroke
Study Objective: To investigate the effect of a novel game-based treatment approach on speech recovery post stroke.
Click for more information: YunusovaY – Speech Rehab
Digital technology to support informal caregivers: matching the tools to the needs from a sex and gender perspective
Study Objective:We aim to better understand the needs and preferences of caregivers when it comes to digital technologies. Information gained from the study will enable the development of a sex- and gender- sensitive framework to support the creation and evaluation of technologies to assist with caregiving.
Click for more information: ColantonioA – Caregiving Study
Dance for the improvement of balance and gait after stroke: A randomized controlled trial
Study Objective: The objective of our project is to learn about the effects of a 12 week dance program on walking, balance and social isolation in people with chronic stroke (>6months).
Click for more information: PattersonK – Dance Study
Finger Robot Study
Study Objective: To learn how to improve our assistive device to make it useful and easy to use during therapy and daily life.
Click for more information: MihailidisA YurkewichA – Finger Robot Study
Monitoring functional hand use in stroke survivors using wearable technology
Study Objective: This study is investigating wearable technology to measure hand use at home after stroke. Participants will use a wearable camera to record how they are using their hands in selected activities of daily living, in a lab setting and at home. We will develop computer algorithms to automatically analyze hand function from these videos. We will also assess their arm and hand function with existing clinical measures.
Click for more information: ZariffaJ – Hand Use Wearables Study
The relationship of rhythm abilities and gait after stroke
Study Objective: To describe the relationship between rhythm abilities and the ability to walk with a regular pattern, and also to self‐evaluate the walking pattern after stroke. The other aim of this study is to describe brain activity when performing rhythm tests.
Click for more information: PattersonK – Rhythm and gait
Therapeutic Instrumental Music Performance with Sensory-Enhanced Motor Imagery in Chronic Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
Study Objective: To investigate the effects of therapeutic instrumental music performance (TIMP) and sensory-enhanced motor imagery (SEMI) on upper limb movement, affect and cognition following a stroke.
Click for more information: ThautM HaireC – TIMP SEMI
Want to get your study posted above – here’s how:
Click the link below and fill out the template to describe your actively-recruiting stroke rehab/recovery-related clinical research study (each study should be listed on a separate template).
CPSR Study Info – Recruitment Template (click link to open template). Complete and send the template (one per study) along with a brief note of who you are and your connection with CPSR to Farrell Leibovitch, CPSR Director of Research & Training Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org).