Evaluation of the Effect of an Ankle Foot Orthoses for Ambulatory Function
The main purpose of this investigation is to evaluate the effect of a lower leg brace on walking efficiency and community walking in people who have weakness in one side of the body caused after a stroke. The evaluation will consist of several tests that will evaluate movement, tightness, balance and sensation in affected leg.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Comprehensive Evaluations of the Effect of an Ankle Foot Orthoses for Ambulatory Function in Adults With Hemiplegia|
|Study Start Date:||August 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
To comprehensively evaluate the effect of an AFO on ambulatory function and loading in hemiplegic gait. This study is addressing important questions regarding the effect of an AFO on gait and introduces technology for quantifiable objective assessment of AFO effectiveness. It will attempt to identify if AFO wear compliance increases community ambulation and walking efficiency bilaterally. Research is needed to fully understand how compliance affects mobility outcomes.
|United States, New Jersey|
|Kessler Foundation Research Center|
|West Orange, New Jersey, United States, 07052|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen Nolan, Ph.D.||Kessler Foundation|