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A Controlled Trial of Effectiveness of a Backward Walking Program in Patients Recovering From Abdominal Aorta Surgery

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Medical University of Silesia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00819936
First received: January 8, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Summary Question: Does backward walking offer additional therapeutic value in patients after aortic aneurysm surgery? Participants: The study of backward walking as an addictive physiotherapy procedure was conducted in the group of 65 patients who underwent abdominal aorta surgery. The patients were randomly divided into three subgroups and three various models of physiotherapy were applied. Control group has only routine physiotherapy since therapeutic group I and II have also walking exercises forward in group I and backward in group II respectively.


Condition Intervention Phase
Abdominal Surgery
Procedure: forward walking
Procedure: backward walking
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Controlled Trial of Effectiveness of a Backward Walking Program in Patients Recovering From an Abdominal Aorta Surgery

Further study details as provided by Medical University of Silesia:

Enrollment: 47
Study Start Date: January 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2006
Primary Completion Date: December 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 2
Backward walking,
Procedure: backward walking
physiotherapy with use a backward walking type of physiotherapy
Active Comparator: 1
Forward walking
Procedure: forward walking
comparison forward walking vs backward walking in the physiotherapy after after abdominal surgery

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Age 65-75 years
  • Male sex
  • Stable cardiologic status
  • Absence of neurological disorders
  • Non-symptomatic aneurysm - non-ruptured
  • No pain complaints
  • No motion system impairments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with neurological disorders
  • Unstable coronary heart disease symptomatic aortic aneurysm - dissecans aneurysm
  • Having difficulty in locomotion
  • Having contradiction for starting physical training during the first or second day after surgery
  • Patients with psychiatric disease
  • Lack of patient's compliance with physiotherapist; AND
  • Other medical contraindications
  Contacts and Locations
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  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Medcial Univeristy of Silesia, Department of Rehabilitation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00819936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B.W 2008/A
Study First Received: January 8, 2009
Last Updated: January 8, 2009
Health Authority: Poland: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Medical University of Silesia:
abdominal aorta surgery
Physical Training
backward walking
physiotherapy

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