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Study Details

Patients After a Stroke who Have Weakness in Either Arms or Legs

(IRB#: IRB_00169101)

Paresis can occur after a person has a stroke causing weakness in either the arms or legs. People who have paresis are at risk of having spasticity. This is when the muscles stiffen or tighten without control and can cause pain. The study wants to see what patients 12 months after the first stroke have spasticity. Participants in the study will complete surveys by phone or online (such as using a computer) and attend in-person study visits. If allowed, the study visits may happen at home. The amount of time spent in the study varies and can last up to 18 months after the first stroke. Participants will be paid for being in the study. Medical information will be collected to track the health of participants.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 to 85 years old
  • First time having a stroke
  • Confirmed paresis of the arms and/or legs longer than 1 day

Exclusion Criteria

  • Difficulty moving the upper or lower body parts before the stroke
  • Expected to live less than 12 months after the stroke
  • Another health issue that might cause limited body function

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Heidi Hansen

  801.585.2373 or Jacob 801.581.8991

IRB#: IRB_00169101

PI: Steven Edgley

Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Approval Date: 2024-01-30 20:43:00

Study Categories: Brain Health Studies, Heart Studies

Specialties: Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Last Updated: 6/8/23