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Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (RRTC-Stroke) Research Projects

R1. Effectiveness of Stretching as Hand Therapy for Sub-Acute Hemiparesis Following Stroke

This project investigates the effectiveness of static versus oscillatory stretching in chronic and subacute stroke survivors (2-6 months post stroke). Learn more about Effectiveness of Stretching as Hand Therapy for Sub-Acute Hemiparesis Following Stroke.

R2. Improving Delivery of Intensive Gait Training in the Clinical setting to Augment Community Ambulation

The primary objective of this project is to develop and test a simple, cost-effective device to be used for locomotor training in a rehabilitation or community setting. Learn more about Improving Delivery of Intensive Gait Training in the Clinical setting to Augment Community Ambulation.

R3. Evaluating a Self Management Intervention to Community Living, Participation and Employment after a Stroke

This project will develop, deliver and evaluate a Home, Community & Employment Self Management intervention program for people with stroke who are pursuing long-term community living, participation and work goals following their stroke. Learn more about Evaluating a Self Management Intervention to Community Living, Participation and Employment after a Stroke.

R4: Survivor Perspective on Critical Factors to Return to Work after Stroke

The objective of this project is to more accurately describe the stroke survivor’s perspective on return to work by using combining interview and survey data. Learn more about Survivor Perspective on Critical Factors to Return to Work after Stroke.

R5. Development of a Return-to-Work Vocational Assessment Tool Using Virtual Reality Technology and Manipulation Interfaces

The objective of this project is to develop a rich but compact vocational assessment package that is designed specifically to provide a global assessment for stroke survivors whose short- or long-term goal is to return to work. Learn more about Development of a Return-to-Work Vocational Assessment Tool Using Virtual Reality Technology and Manipulation Interfaces.

This research is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Grant Number H133B080031.