Step Test and Six Minute Walk Test in Stroke

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Talita Dias da Silva, Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01436630
First received: September 16, 2011
Last updated: September 19, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the viability of using the Step Test (ST) in stroke patients, and to compare the functional performance of the physiologic variables in stroke patients during ST and Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT).


Condition Intervention
Stroke
Other: Step Test and Six Minute Walk.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Comparação Entre o Teste de Caminhada de Seis Minutos e o Teste do Degrau de Seis Minutos em Pacientes Com Acidente Vascular Encefálico

Further study details as provided by Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physiological Variables [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Will be assessed Blood Pressure (BP), Heart Rate (HR), Breathing, Feeling of fatigue and dyspnea with the Borg scale, and the Double Product.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Performance [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Will be evaluated through the correlation between the number of ascents on the step and the distance covered in walking test.


Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Stroke

To accomplish the study it was assessed a group of 12 post-stroke patients who were admitted in the Rehabilitation Clinic inside the University. As inclusion criteria it was established to be able to walk alone without supervision and with no aids.

All the patients signed an informed consent before performing the tests. To characterize the sample it were used the Fugl-Meyer scale, Orpington test, Mini Exam of the Mental State and some other data regarding the age, gender, type of the lesion and side of the lesion.

Other: Step Test and Six Minute Walk.
The 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT) was conducted in a level corridor 30 meters long and 5 meters wide. Before and after testing were measured O2 saturation (SatO2) and heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR), blood pressure (BP), the Double Product (DP), a measure of myocardial oxygen consumption, was calculated as the product of HR and systolic BP, and the sensation of dyspnea and fatigue of the lower limbs using the Borg scale, and performing the record turns traveled, each 30 meters is considered a covered back. To calculate the predicted distance, the investigators use the formula described by American Thoracic Society (ATS) knowing the weight, age and height of participants. The Step Test (ST) was conducted in six minutes for it to be compared to the 6MWT.
Other Names:
  • Step Test
  • Six Minute Walk Test

Detailed Description:

To accomplish the study it was assessed a group of 12 post-stroke patients who were admitted in the Rehabilitation Clinic inside the University. As inclusion criteria it was established to be able to walk alone without supervision and with no aids.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Post-stroke patients

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To be able to walk alone without supervision and with no aids.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • There were no.
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Locations
Brazil
Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
São Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rodrigo Daminello Raimundo, Professor Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
Study Director: Camila Torriani-Pasin, Professor University of São Paulo
Study Director: Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, Professor University of São Paulo
Study Director: Osmar Aparecido Theodoro Junior, Professor Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
Study Chair: Talita Dias da Silva, Physiotherap Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Talita Dias da Silva, Comparação Entre o Teste de Caminhada de Seis Minutos e o Teste do Degrau de Seis Minutos em Pacientes Com Acidente Vascular Encefálico., Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01436630     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TDS-2809
Study First Received: September 16, 2011
Last Updated: September 19, 2011
Health Authority: Brazil: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas:
Exercise Tolerance
Step Test
Stroke
Walking

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

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