Condition category
Circulatory System
Date applied
30/01/2006
Date assigned
11/04/2006
Last edited
30/08/2011
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Suzanne McDonough

ORCID ID

Contact details

14J15 Jordanstown campus
University of Ulster
Newtownabbey
BT37 0QB
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

VRRUL

Study hypothesis

Does virtual reality-based rehabilitation produce improved outcomes in comparison to standard physiotherapy for the upper limb

Ethics approval

Approved by the Queen's University Belfast Research Ethics Committee on 26/08/2003, reference number: 186/03

Study design

Randomised controlled study

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Stroke

Intervention

Virtual reality-based upper limb exercises compared to standard assisted active exercises

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Motoricity index score

Secondary outcome measures

Action research arm test score

Overall trial start date

01/10/2005

Overall trial end date

30/04/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. First stroke
2. Mental score >6/10
3. Motoricity index score >25/100
4. Star cancellation score >47/52

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

30

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Aphasia
2. Severe arm pain
3. Cardiac pacemaker

Recruitment start date

01/10/2005

Recruitment end date

30/04/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

14J15 Jordanstown campus
Newtownabbey
BT37 0QB
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association (UK)

Sponsor details

22 Great Victoria Street
Belfast
BT2 7LX
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

http://www.nichsa.com

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association reference number 2002004

Alternative name(s)

NICHS

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

professional associations and societies

Location

Ireland

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. 2006 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16640466

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Crosbie JH, Lennon S, McNeill MD, McDonough SM, Virtual reality in the rehabilitation of the upper limb after stroke: the user's perspective., Cyberpsychol Behav, 2006, 9, 2, 137-141, doi: 10.1089/cpb.2006.9.137.

Additional files

Editorial Notes