This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition stroke with hemiparesis
Treatment music & physical therapy
Phase phase 2
Sponsor New York University School of Medicine
Collaborator New York University
Start date January 2012
End date May 2016
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT01586221, 11-02284


The purpose of this study is to see if group Music Therapy and Physical Therapy will help in the recovery from stroke. It is hoped that music and physical therapy in a group setting will help physical, mental, and social well-being.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose supportive care
Subjects will received Music and Physical Therapy in a group setting.
music & physical therapy
Participants will receive combined Music Therapy and Physical Therapy for 6 Weeks. Two times per week for 1 hour.

Primary Outcomes

Base Line Measurement of Hand Function
time frame: Beginning of study

Secondary Outcomes

Hand Function after Therapy
time frame: After completion of therapy

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Able to read and write in English 2. Unilateral stroke at least 6 months prior 3. Independent community ambulation with or without assistive devices 4. Presence of at least 5 degrees of active motion in proximal and distal upper extremity joints, suggesting presence of a neural substrate for recovery Exclusion Criteria: 1. Neurological or psychiatric disease such as clinical depression 2. Hearing deficits 3. History of surgery or other significant injury that could preclude task performance 4. Complicating medical problems such as uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes with signs of neuropathy, and previous neurological illness such as head trauma, prior stroke, epilepsy or demyelinating disease 5. Any factors that may put the subject at significant risk or confound study results

Additional Information

Official title A Collaborative Music Therapy/Physical Therapy Intervention to Enhance Well-being and Functional Recovery Post-stroke
Principal investigator Preeti Raghavan, MD
Description The purpose of the study is to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of an "enriched," combined music therapy/physical therapy (MT/PT) rehabilitation intervention that addresses physical, psychological, and social well-being simultaneously in a group setting to enhance post-stroke recovery. The intervention will be implemented through collaboration between the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt and the Motor Recovery Laboratory at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Medical Center.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by New York University School of Medicine.