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Using mixed methods to evaluate efficacy and user expectations of a virtual reality–based training system for upper-limb recovery in patients after stroke: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  • Corina Schuster-Amft1, 2Email author,
  • Kynan Eng3, 4,
  • Isabelle Lehmann5, 6,
  • Ludwig Schmid7, 8,
  • Nagisa Kobashi3,
  • Irène Thaler5,
  • Martin L Verra5,
  • Andrea Henneke1,
  • Sandra Signer9,
  • Michael McCaskey1 and
  • Daniel Kiper4

Received: 18 March 2014

Accepted: 18 August 2014

Published: 6 September 2014

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Original Submission
18 Mar 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 May 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Erik Cobo
27 Jul 2014 Author responded Author comments - Corina Schuster-Amft
Resubmission - Version 3
27 Jul 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 3
18 Aug 2014 Editorially accepted
6 Sep 2014 Article published 10.1186/1745-6215-15-350

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Authors’ Affiliations

Research Department, Reha Rheinfelden, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Institute for Rehabilitation and Performance Technology, University of Applied Sciences, Pestalozzistrasse, Switzerland
YouRehab Ltd, Ruetistrasse, Switzerland
Insitute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse, Switzerland
Department of Physiotherapy, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, FreiburgstrasseBern, Switzerland
Department of Physiotherapy, Queen Margret University, Musselburgh, UK
Department of Physiotherapy, Clinic Lengg, BleulerstrasseZurich, Switzerland
Department of Health, Bern University of Applied Sciences, SchwarzstorstrasseBern, Switzerland
Department of Physiotherapy, Buergerspital Solothurn, Schöngrünstrasse, Switzerland