Limits of Stability in Sitting in Healthy Controls and Participants Post Stroke

Maximum Weight-shifts in Sitting in Non-ambulatory People With Stroke Are Related With Trunk Control and Balance in Sitting and Standing


Patrocinador principal: KU Leuven

Colaborador: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven

Fuente KU Leuven
Resumen breve

In this cross-sectional study we will compare the limits of stability in non-ambulatory participants post stroke compared to healthy controls. This will be done by placing participants in a seated position on a force platform, that will measure centre of pressure displacements during a leaning task in multiple directions. The results of the limits of stability test will be compared to standard clinical Measures of trunk control and functional balance, to see if there is a relationship between both ways of measuring. And how balance and trunk control are affected in the subacute stroke population.

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio May 11, 2015
Fecha de Terminación January 27, 2016
Fecha de finalización primaria January 27, 2016
Tipo de estudio Observational
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Limits of Stability Testing Baseline
Berg Balance Scale Baseline
Trunk Impairment Scale Baseline
Trunk Control Test Baseline
Inscripción 49

Tipo de intervención: Other

Nombre de intervención: In-patient stroke rehabilitation.

Descripción: An in-patient multi-disciplinary stroke rehabilitation program was performed.

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Participants post stroke


Método de muestreo: Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria Participants post Stroke:

- a stroke with clear hemiplegia (a previous stroke is accepted when complete recovery was achieved)

- being a patient at the UZ Pellenberg

- Functional Ambulation Catergory of two or less

- to be able to sit independently for 2 minutes

- to be cooperative enough to fulfill multiple Evaluations and tests

- to be able to understand simple instructions and be able to execute those.

Exclusion Criteria Participants post Stroke:

- to have musculoskeletal and/or other neurological disorders that could influence the protocol

- severe communication, memory or language disorders that could disturb the understanding of the research protocol.

- no signed informed consent

Inclusion criteria healthy controls:

- Age above 50

- to be able to stand independently for 2 minutes

Exclusion criteria healthy controls:

- a disorder that could influence balance capabilities

- Berg Balance Scale less than 50 Points

- no signed informed consent

Género: All

Edad mínima: N/A

Edad máxima: N/A

Voluntarios Saludables: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
Geert Verheyden Study Director KU Leuven
Fecha de verificación

November 2019

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Principal Investigator

Afiliación del investigador: KU Leuven

Nombre completo del investigador: Evelien Wiskerke

Título del investigador: Physiotherapist and Researcher, MSc, PhD Candidate

Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Grupo de brazo

Etiqueta: Participants post stroke

Descripción: Severly affected patients in the subacute phase post stroke that are unable to walk without the help of one or two therapists to assist for balance and weight-carrying. Participants were able to sit independently for two minutes. Participants post stroke performed limits of stability testing in sitting, and tests for trunk control and functional balance.

Etiqueta: Healthy controls

Descripción: Healthy control subjects who matched patients post stroke for age and gender, and had no limitations to perform measurements. Healthy controls performed limits of stability measurements and a clinical measurements for balance.

Información de diseño del estudio

Modelo de observación: Case-Control

Perspectiva de tiempo: Cross-Sectional