Treadmill Therapy and Brain Injuries

The Effect of Treadmill Therapy With Body Weight Support on Walking and Transfer in Patients With Moderate to Severe Ambulatory Deficits After Stroke

Patrocinadores

Patrocinador principal: Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

Colaborador: University of Bergen

Fuente Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
Resumen breve

Introduction.

- There is a demand for evidence whether treadmill therapy is more efficient than traditional walking training as an intervention for patients with hemiplegia after cerebral stroke.

Design.

- A randomized controlled trial.

Material.

- Stroke patients with moderate to severe functional deficits referred to inpatient medical rehabilitation.

Method.

- Comparing a treatment group receiving treadmill training with body weight support with a treatment group receiving conventional walking training.

Study aim:

- Investigate whether treadmill therapy is more effective than traditional functional training in restoring walking and transfer in patients with moderate to severe ambulatory deficits after stroke.

Descripción detallada

See "Brief Summary".

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio November 2004
Fecha de Terminación May 2009
Fecha de finalización primaria May 2009
Fase N/A
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Functional Ambulation Categories. Ten meter walking test. Six minutes walking test. Functional Independence Measure (task 9 shorter transfer and task 13 stairs). 0, 5 weeks and 10 weeks.
Resultado secundario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
EU-Walking Index. Time of "Shorter transfer". Time of "Climbing stairs". Performance of climbing stairs. Heart rate registration. * Temporospatial 3D gait data (a sub group analysis). ** Semistructured interview. 0, 5 and 10 weeks, * 0 and 10 weeks, **10 weeks.
Inscripción 60
Condición
Intervención

Tipo de intervención: Other

Nombre de intervención: Treadmill therapy and conventional walking therapy.

Descripción: The experimental group received 30 sessions of treadmill therapy with body weight support for a time period of 10 weeks. The conventional group received traditional walking therapy for the same time period.

Elegibilidad

Criterios:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Cerebral stoke

- Hemiplegia

- Primary rehabilitation

- Medical stable

- Wheelchair user

- Dependent of assistance for walking

- Dependent of maximum one person for transfer

- No physical impairments that could prevent walking ability from being restored

- Able to participate in the training modalities

Exclusion Criteria:

- Medical unstable

- Orthopaedic or other impairments preventing relearning walking

- Cognitive impairments that prevents understanding the study information

- Cognitive or psychological impairments that prevents study collaboration

Género: All

Edad mínima: 18 Years

Edad máxima: N/A

Voluntarios Saludables: No

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
Liv Inger Strand, Dr. philos Principal Investigator University of Bergen, Norway
Ubicación
Instalaciones: Department of Brain Injury, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
Ubicacion Paises

Norway

Fecha de verificación

October 2009

Fiesta responsable

Nombre Titulo: Johan K Stanghelle, Professor MD

Organización: Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, 1450 Nesoddtangen, Norway

Palabras clave
Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Número de brazos 2
Grupo de brazo

Etiqueta: Treadmill therapy

Tipo: Experimental

Descripción: Patients assigned to the "Treadmill therapy group" received daily 30 minutes specific walking training on "treadmill with body weight support" alternatively overground, and 30 minutes functional training, treated by a physiotherapist.

Etiqueta: Conventional walking therapy

Tipo: Active Comparator

Descripción: Patients assigned to the comparative conventional walking therapy group received daily 30 minutes specific traditional walking training overground and 30 minutes functional training, treated by a physiotherapist.

Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Modelo de intervención: Parallel Assignment

Propósito primario: Treatment

Enmascaramiento: Single (Investigator)

Fuente: ClinicalTrials.gov