Old drug, new use - Can fluoxetine boost SMART Arm training post-stroke?
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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, 2019-02-25
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

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.

Tutor

Ronny Gunnarsson
Adjunct Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg
Robin Ray
Asoc Dean Research Education, Townsville, Douglas Campus

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Pharmacy workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Healthcare Sciences - Rehabilitation Research Unit workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27 [2016 - ]
Interprofessional research unit focusing on rehabilitation in the tropics.
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27

2. In depth information

Scientific title

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

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Date commenced

2015-12-31

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