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Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Improving Gait, Balance, Fitness and Quality of Life in Stroke Patients (ATT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University of Utah Identifier:
First received: August 25, 2009
Last updated: December 10, 2012
Last verified: December 2012

This study aims to determine if Aquatic Treadmill Therapy is effective for improving economy of gait, gait speed, balance, and cardiovascular fitness in people with chronic stroke.

Condition Intervention
Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke
Device: Aquatic treadmill training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Safety and Efficacy of Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Improving Economy of Gait, Gait Speed, Balance, Cardiovascular Fitness, and Quality of Life in Ambulatory Adult Stroke Patients: A Pilot Study

Further study details as provided by University of Utah:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Number of procedure related adverse events that occurred during study.

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Aquatic treadmill training
Aquatic treadmill training (ATT) is a pool-based treadmill training that combines the three concepts of unweighting the body, treadmill training, and the resistance effects of water into one modality.
Device: Aquatic treadmill training
HydroWorx aquatic therapy pool with an underwater, integrated and adjustable speed treadmill


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke with hemiparesis who have chronic deficits in gait, falls and/or poor fitness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with medical co-morbidities that may affect gait and endurance.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00983827

United States, Utah
University of Utah, PM&R Division
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Steven Edgley, University of Utah Identifier: NCT00983827     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 28376, ATT-01
Study First Received: August 25, 2009
Results First Received: July 2, 2012
Last Updated: December 10, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Infarction
Brain Diseases
Brain Infarction
Brain Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
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