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Physical Performance Measures for Manual Wheelchair Users

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: February 22, 2001
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: January 2001

The project is intended to modify the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) for manual wheelchair users. It will determine if the new measure is a better measure of community independence for manual wheelchair users than the FIM. During the Phase 1 of the study it will then use this new measure to determine whether a home exercise program increases functional independence in wheelchair users. In Phases II and III of the study 120 manual wheelchair users will participate to test and validate the new measure and to test the effectiveness of therapeutic exercise. Subjects will range in age from 20 to 79 yrs. and have a variety of disabilities.

Condition Intervention Phase
Spinal Cord Injury
Procedure: Performance Measure
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Physical Performance Measures for Manual Wheelchair Users

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Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: January 1998
Study Completion Date: December 2000

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 79 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Wheelchair users

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00011544

United States, Maryland
VAMC, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigator: John Fryer, Ph.D., Asst. Director Department of Veterans Affairs, Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service
Investigator: Nancy Rocheleau, Program Analyst Department of Veterans Affairs, Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00011544     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B1751R
Study First Received: February 22, 2001
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
wheelchair, biomechanics, aging, functional outcome, disability

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on November 25, 2014