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Table 2 Patient inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Comparison of embedded and added motor imagery training in patients after stroke: study protocol of a randomised controlled pilot trial using a mixed methods approach

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
- Patients after a first-ever ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke
- Outpatients or inpatients 3 months after stroke
- Ability to stand with or without a cane for at least 30 sec on a normal hard floor
- Ability to walk for 20 metres with or without a cane or an orthosis
- MMSE with at least 20 points
- Age older than 18 years
- Signed written informed consent
- Joint replacements (knee, hip, shoulder)
- Limiting pain in the upper or lower body (evaluated with an eleven point VAS rating scale)
- Limiting range of motion (ROM) in the hip, knee, ankle joint or toes
- Body weight more than 90 kilograms
- Compromised mental capacity to give written informed consent