Innovative STRoke Interactive Virtual thErapy (STRIVE) online platform for community-dwelling stroke survivors: a randomised controlled trial protocol
Liam Johnson, Marie-Louise Bird, Makij Muthalib, Wei-Peng Teo
BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018
INTRODUCTION: The STRoke Interactive Virtual thErapy (STRIVE) intervention provides community-dwelling stroke survivors access to individualised, remotely supervised progressive exercise training via an online platform. This trial aims to determine the clinical efficacy of the STRIVE intervention and its effect on brain activity in community-dwelling stroke survivors. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: In a multisite, assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial, 60 stroke survivors >3 months poststroke with mild-to-moderate upper extremity impairment will be recruited and equally randomised by location (Melbourne, Victoria or Launceston, Tasmania) to receive 8 weeks of virtual therapy (VT) at a local ex..View full abstract
Awarded by Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant
This work was supported by a Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant (101350). W-PT is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. MM was supported by Silverline research services.