Old drug, new use - Can fluoxetine boost SMART Arm training post-stroke?
Old drug, new use - Can fluoxetine boost SMART Arm training post-stroke?
Document number : 189331
Created by: Nerida Firth, 2016-01-17
Last revised by: Nerida Firth, 2016-05-03
Document created in: James Cook University

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Summary

Scientific title

Optimisation of neurorehabilitation through administration of fluoxetine
to stoke survivors undertaking SMART Arm training to improve deficits in their upper limb function.

Abstract for the general public

The Stroke Foundation (Aus) predicts up to 440 000 Australians are living with the effects of stroke in 2015. Recent studies suggest that taking fluoxetine may improve rehabilitation after a stroke. This study will investigate whether taking fluoxetine while undertaking SMART Arm training improves arm function compared to SMART Arm training alone.

Information for classification purposes

Date commenced

2015-12-31

Advisors, co-workers, project organisation and funding

Tutor

Ronny Gunnarsson
Docent, James Cook University Australia and R&D unit for primary health care Sodra Alvsborg County Sweden

Ethics and other project databases

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Old drug, new use - Can fluoxetine boost SMART Arm training post-stroke?, from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/189331