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Table 1 Inclusion criteria

From: Mental practice-based rehabilitation training to improve arm function and daily activity performance in stroke patients: a randomized clinical trial

- first stroke
- post-stroke time of 2–6 weeks
- clinically diagnosed central paresis of arm/hand with elbow flexor strength MRC grade 1–3
- age 18–85
- no severely impaired cognition
- no severe neurological, orthopedic, rheumatoid or cardiac impairments prior to stroke
- no severely comprehension-impaired communication