Influences of Cane Use on Voluntary Forward Stepping Movement and Associated Attentional Demands in Hemiplegic Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00172146
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of cane use on the movement, kinetics, and associated attentional demands of performing a voluntary forward stepping movement in patients with stroke and age-matched healthy adults.


Condition
Stroke

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Influences of Cane Use on Voluntary Forward Stepping Movement and Associated Attentional Demands in Hemiplegic Patients

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: August 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2003
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Healthy subjects

  • Age ang Sex are correspond with the stroke subjects(between 30 and 75 years old)
  • being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital

Stroke subjects

  • between 30 and 75 years old
  • stroke confirmed by ICD-10-CM (including I60, I61, I62, I63, I67, and I63.9)
  • first stroke with single side hemiplegia and received acute treatment at NTUH
  • being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital
  • able to stand independently for 10 minutes and to forward step without ankle-foot orthosis
  • Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score at least 24

Excursion criteria:

Healthy subjects

  • having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those would influence the belance or motor ability

Stroke subjects

  • having unstable vital sign, unconsciousness, or obvious cognitive, perception, and language impairment, and couldn't communicate with the experimenters
  • having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal or cardiovascular disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those will influence standing ability other than stroke
  • having hemi-neglect or hemi-anopia
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Locations
Taiwan
School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
Taipei, Province of China, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pei-Fang Tang, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00172146     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361700329
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2005
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Hemiplegia
Regular cane
Volitional stepping
Dynamic equilibrium
Attention
Dual task

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 22, 2014