Stroke | The Effect of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Poststroke Dysphagia Recovery

Stroke research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Dysphagia is one of severe complications among stroke survivors. Dysphagia is usually associated with high levels of morbidity, mortality, and financial cost. In recent years, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has shown promise to facilitate poststroke dysphagia. However, most researches were preliminary studies in the past. The present study aims to investigate the immediate and long-term efficacy of high frequency rTMS on chronic dysphagic patients.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Poststroke dysphagia more than 3 months Exclusion Criteria: - Hx of seizure or a metalic device in brain or chest

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?



Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Device:rTMS, Magstim Rapid25 Hz rTMS

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Real 5 Hz rTMSreal 5 Hz rTMS, 10 minutes per day, for 10 weekdays.

sham 5 Hz rTMSsham 5Hz rTMS, 10 minutes per day, for 10 weekdays.

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: December 2011

Completed Date: August 2015

Phase: Phase 2

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Dysphagia severity on Aus TOMs swallowing score

Secondary Outcome: Imaging evidence with video-esophagography

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Tsui-Fen Yang, MD

Lead Sponsor: Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan


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