Sensitivity to Change of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale in Patients With Stroke

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Josephus L. Verheijde, Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01536990
First received: February 16, 2012
Last updated: February 21, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability, construct validity, and sensitivity to change of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) in individuals affected by stroke.


Condition
Lower Extremity Dysfunction
Stroke

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Sensitivity to Change of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale and a Single-Item Functional Assessment Tool in Patients With Neurological Impairments Secondary to Stroke

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Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • LEFS [ Time Frame: 36 days average (range 4-76 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Lower Extremity Function Scale


Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Stroke
Medically stable patients receiving inpatient or outpatient physical therapy care for lower extremity dysfunction secondary to stroke.

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability, construct validity, and sensitivity to change of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) in individuals affected by stroke. Patients were measured with the LEFS at the beginning and end of physical therapy treatment, or at 8 weeks of physical therapy treatment.

  Eligibility

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

Medically stable patients receiving inpatient or outpatient physical therapy care for lower extremity dysfunction due to stroke.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medically stable patients receiving inpatient or outpatient physical therapy care for lower extremity dysfunction due to stroke

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to understand English
  • More than moderate assist for bed mobility and coming to sitting from the supine position
  • Lower extremity amputation
  • Unable to reach overhead, grasp an object, or feed self with an upper extremity
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Locations
United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph L Verheijde, PhD MBA PT Mayo Clinic
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Josephus L. Verheijde, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01536990     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-002770
Study First Received: February 16, 2012
Last Updated: February 21, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

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