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Assessment of the Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement as a Clinical Tool

This study has been completed.
New York University School of Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gary Brooks, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University Identifier:
First received: March 7, 2008
Last updated: January 31, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

The Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement (STREAM) is a relatively new measurement tool, which measures specific movement deficits (impairments) caused by a stroke. The STREAM is used to evaluate recovery of voluntary movement and basic mobility following the onset of a stroke. Several important clinical measurement properties of the STREAM remain to be explored, including its ability to measure impairments and clinical change in acute rehabilitation patients in the USA. We hypothesize that the STREAM will be able to detect and quantify a statistically significant change in the motor abilities of stroke patients from admission to discharge. An additional aim of the study is to compare the STREAM with two accepted and widely used clinical measures of function and disability, the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS)and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM). By linking movement deficits that are commonly assessed by physical therapists with measures of function and disability, the impact of the movement deficits can be understood.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Comparison of the Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement, the Functional Independence Measure and the Stroke Impact Scale

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement (STREAM) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The STREAM measures quality of movements in the arm and leg, and the quality of mobility during important functional tasks, such as walking 10 feet. There are 10 items for each of the 3 assessments (arm, leg and mobility), resulting in a total of 30 items. Each item is rated on a scale of 0 = unable to perform, to 2 or 3 = normal movement. Ratings on the 30 items are added together for a total score which is divided by the total number of items resulting in a percentage score: minimum=0, maximum=100, range=100 The score reported is mean +/- standard deviation of discharge STREAM scores.

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Adults who have sustained an ischemic stroke


Inclusion Criteria:

  • comprehension of English
  • age 18 and older
  • first-time stroke
  • receiving in-patient rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York, NY

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hemorrhagic stroke
  • brain stem or cerebellar infarct
  • other pre-existing neurologic conditions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00635661

United States, New York
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
New York University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Irene Ward, DPT NYU Medical Center, Rusk Institute
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Responsible Party: Gary Brooks, Associate Professor, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University Identifier: NCT00635661     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRBPHS-5535
Study First Received: March 7, 2008
Results First Received: August 9, 2011
Last Updated: January 31, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Infarction
Brain Diseases
Brain Infarction
Brain Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
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