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STUDY BASICS

Did you have a stroke? Are you aged 18-80? You may be able to participate in a research study to help better understand movement sensations in people who have had a stroke. Participation involves 5 in-person visits that will take about 3 hours each. Compensation, meals, and parking vouchers provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

Many people who have had a stroke experience difficulty sensing their body’s location and movement, but this relationship is not fully understood. The purpose of this study is to learn more about movement sensations in people who have had a stroke. Researchers hope their findings lead to better ways to assess sensory difficulties related to strokes in the future. 


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
  • Ages 18-80
  • Had a stroke
  • No history of epilepsy, seizure, cognitive impairments, or any other serious disease or disorder
  • Not pregnant
  • Able and willing to undergo MRI scanning (no non-removable metal in the body; not claustrophobic)

WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Participation involves up to five in-person visits lasting up to three hours each. Participants will be asked to perform tasks while having their movements assessed. Procedures may include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), EEG (electroencephalography) and EMG (electromyographic) monitoring, TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), peripheral nerve stimulation, and interacting with a robotic device.


IRB: STUDY20040260B
- Characterizing Proprioceptive Impairments in People with Subcortical Stroke

RESEARCH AREAS:
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PHONE NUMBER: 1-866-438-8230
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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Elvira Pirondini

Elvira Pirondini, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pirondini’s research interests include neuroimaging tools for the design of innovative clinical approaches for rehabilitation in neural disorders and the study of upper limb motor control strategies.