Manual Wheelchair Skills Training for Long-term-care Residents

This study has been terminated.
(poor enrollment)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Capital District Health Authority, Canada
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00400452
First received: November 15, 2006
Last updated: July 4, 2011
Last verified: July 2009
  Purpose

It is hypothesized that, compared to a control group, manual wheelchair users and their caregivers in the long-term-care setting who receive the wheelchair skills training program will improve their wheelchair skills to a statistically significant extent and will retain these improvements for at least one month.


Condition Intervention
Healthy
Wheelchair Users
Behavioral: wheelchair skills training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Manual Wheelchair Skills Training for Long-term-care Residents: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Efficacy

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Capital District Health Authority, Canada:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Wheelchair Skills Test [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • demographics [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mini-Mental State Examination score [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria (wheelchair user):

  • be seventeen (17) or older
  • be a manual wheelchair user, living in a long-term-care facility;
  • be expected to require the long-term use of a wheelchair (at least four [4] hours/week for at least eight [8] weeks), as reported by a clinical therapist;
  • be competent to give informed consent (as indicated by a Mini Mental State Examination score of 20 or higher) or have a proxy with power of attorney willing to provide consent,
  • have the verbal endorsement of the clinical therapist (if any) to participate;
  • have the written permission of the attending physician to participate;
  • be willing to take part in the study, including signing the consent after carefully reading it.

Exclusion Criteria (wheelchair user):

  • have an unstable medical condition (e.g. angina, seizures), as determined by the attending physician, house staff or ERN;
  • have an emotional or psychiatric problem of a type or extent that might make participation unpleasant, as determined by the attending physician, house staff or ERN.

Inclusion Criteria (caregiver):

  • be seventeen (17) or older;
  • provide at least part-time [at least one (1) hour/week] wheelchair-handling care for a wheelchair user in a long-term-care facility;
  • be willing to take part in the study, including signing the consent form after carefully reading it.

Exclusion Criteria (caregiver):

  • have an unstable medical condition (e.g. angina, seizures), as indicated by self-report;
  • have an emotional or psychiatric problem of a type or extent that might make participation unpleasant, as indicated by self-report.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00400452

Locations
Canada, Nova Scotia
Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial Building, Capital Health
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 2E1
Sponsors and Collaborators
Capital District Health Authority, Canada
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cher Smith Capital Health, Department of Occupational Therapy
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Smith C, Kirby RL. Manual wheelchair skills capacity and safety of residents of a long-term-care facility. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011;92:663-9

Responsible Party: Cher Smith, Capital District Health Authority, Canada
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00400452     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDHA014
Study First Received: November 15, 2006
Last Updated: July 4, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by Capital District Health Authority, Canada:
wheelchair
skills
long-term-care
caregivers

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 23, 2014