The Effect of High-Volume Walking With Visual Cues (VC) in Parkinson´s Disease (PD)

The Effect of High-Volume Walking With Visual Cues on Gait in People With Parkinson´s Disease. A Randomized Controlled Trial

Patrocinadores

Patrocinador principal: University of Iceland

Colaborador: The Icelandic Parkinson´s Association.
Icelandic Physiotherapy Association

Fuente University of Iceland
Resumen breve

People with disease (PD) tend to walk with short steps, decreased velocity, and increased stride time variability. Short steps and increased variability are related to greater fall risk. In addition, concurrent performance of a cognitive task (dual-task (DT)) has marked effects on gait in people with PD which is considered to reflect an impaired automaticity of gait.

Objective: To investigate short and long term effects of high-volume walking with visual spatial cues (VSC) on gait variables, automaticity, and functional mobility, in people with Parkinson´s Disease (PD), compared with walking without VSC.

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio April 2008
Fecha de Terminación September 2008
Fecha de finalización primaria September 2008
Fase Phase 3
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Change in Step Length Before, after and 3 months after a 4 week training period
Change in Gait Velocity Before, after and 3 months after a 4 week training period
Change in Stride Time Variability Before, after and 3 months after a 4 week training period
Resultado secundario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Change in Timed Up & Go (seconds) Before, after and 3 months after a 4 week training period
Inscripción 26
Condición
Intervención

Tipo de intervención: Other

Nombre de intervención: Visual Cues

Descripción: Walking with visual cues for 30 minutes, 4 times a week for 4 weeks

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Walking with visual cues

Tipo de intervención: Other

Nombre de intervención: Walking without visual cues

Descripción: Walking without visual cues, but verbal encouragement twice a week to take longer steps, for 30 minutes, 4

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Walking without visual cues

Elegibilidad

Criterios:

Inclusion Criteria:

- a confirmed diagnosis of PD according to the UK Parkinson´s Disease Society Brain Bank Clinical Diagnostic Criteria (18)

- <80 years of age

- community residing

- Hoehn and Yahr (HY) stage 2-3

- Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score of >23

- ability to walk without walking aids for a total of 20 minutes over a 30-minute period

Exclusion Criteria:

- major modifications of Parkinson´s medication (Madopar >200 mg/d or >20% increase in Dopamine agonists) 3 weeks prior to baseline assessment

- comorbidities or disabilities, which might influence walking

- a history of brain surgery

Género: All

Edad mínima: N/A

Edad máxima: 79 Years

Voluntarios Saludables: No

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
Andri T Sigurgeirsson, M.Sc. Principal Investigator University of Iceland / Reykjalundur Rehabilitation Center
Ubicación
Instalaciones: Reykjalundur Rehabilitation Center
Ubicacion Paises

Iceland

Fecha de verificación

March 2010

Fiesta responsable

Nombre Titulo: Andri Thor Sigurgeirsson/Mr.

Organización: University of Iceland

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

Etiqueta: Walking with visual cues

Tipo: Experimental

Descripción: Walking with visual cues for 30 minutes, 4 times a week for 4 weeks

Etiqueta: Walking without visual cues

Tipo: Active Comparator

Descripción: Walking without visual cues, but verbal encouragement twice a week to take longer steps, for 30 minutes, 4 times a week for 4 weeks.

Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Modelo de intervención: Parallel Assignment

Propósito primario: Treatment

Enmascaramiento: Single (Outcomes Assessor)

Fuente: ClinicalTrials.gov