An Innovative STRoke Interactive Virtual thErapy (STRIVE) Online Platform for Community-Dwelling Stroke Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Liam Johnson, Marie-Louise Bird, Makii Muthalib, Wei-Peng Teo
ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the STRoke Interactive Virtual thErapy (STRIVE) intervention on upper-extremity clinical outcomes in community-dwelling stroke survivors. DESIGN: Assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Study screening and testing was conducted in a university clinic. Participants completed the virtual therapy (VT) intervention in a community-based stroke support group setting. PARTICIPANTS: Of 124 stroke survivors initially assessed, 60 participants were recruited (time poststroke, 13.4±8.9 y). Participants were allocated to either VT or control group using a block randomization design and were stratified by sex. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomized to receive..View full abstract
Awarded by Heart Foundation
Supported by the Heart Foundation (grant no. 101350). W.-P.T. was supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.