Effects of Mobility Devices on Nursing Compliance With Mobility Protocols (EMS)
This is a 10-week pilot study for a randomized non-blinded controlled clinical trial to assess whether use of the Rifton Gait Trainer will improve the incidence of mobilization of critically ill ventilator dependent patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) and improve important patient outcomes. The pilot study is designed to assess the feasibility and logistics of doing a study of this nature in the ICU; it will also provide the means to obtain estimates of outcome effect sizes, number of repeated measures, time between repeated measures, and intra-subject and intra-unit correlations, to be used for sample size calculations.
Mobility of Critical Care Ventilated Patients.
Device: Rifton Gait Trainer
Device: Front Wheeled Walker
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Effects of Mobility Devices on Nursing Compliance With Mobility Protocols.|
- Total number of times the critically ill ventilator dependent patient is mobilized. [ Time Frame: Duration of Intensive Care Unit Stay (2-30 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Length of time the critically ill ventilator dependent patient is mobilized. [ Time Frame: Patient weight baring to patient seated (1-12 minutes) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Front Wheeled Walker
The Front Wheeled Walker is a standard walker that is used to assist patients while walking.
|Device: Front Wheeled Walker|
Active Comparator: Rifton Gait Trainer
The Rifton Gait Trainer is used to assist patients while walking. It includes a harness to support the patient and prevent falls.
|Device: Rifton Gait Trainer|
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|Contact: Suzanne Winter, MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Felicia Formosa, BSemail@example.com|
|United States, Michigan|
|Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital||Recruiting|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106|
|Contact: Suzanne Winter, MS 734-712-7509 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Felicia Formosa, BS 734-712-5396 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Mary-Anne Purtill, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Mary-Anne Purtill, MD||Saint Joseph Mercy Health System|