Influence of Assistive Device Use While Performing Dual Task in Patients With Stroke

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00173719
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: August 26, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

September 12, 2005
August 26, 2013
September 2003
January 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To investigate the voice reaction time and response accuracy while simultaneously performing the dual task with or without using assistive devices for healthy adults and stroke patients [ Time Frame: 2003-2004 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
To investigate the voice reaction time and response accuracy while simultaneously performing the dual task with or without using assistive devices for healthy adults and stroke patients
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To investigate the related gait parameters(ex. walking speed, stride length, gait cycle time, and foot pressure etc.)while simultaneously performing the dual task with or without using assistive devices for healthy adults and stroke patients
Same as current
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Influence of Assistive Device Use While Performing Dual Task in Patients With Stroke
Influence of Assistive Device Use on Dynamic Balance and the Associated Attentional Demands During Standing and Walking in Patients With Stroke

The primary purposes of the this three-year research proposal are to investigate the influence of assistive device use on dynamic balance and the associated attentional demands during standing and walking in patients with stroke

Research has shown the effectiveness of using ambulatory assistive devices to increase standing stability of patients with stroke in clinical practice (Maeda et al., 2001). However, literature has also suggested that manipulation of ambulatory assistive devices in dynamic motor tasks, such as walking, inevitably requires additional attention, even in healthy adults (Wright & Kemp, 1992). Given that the majority of patients with stroke suffer from balance control difficulty, which subsequently increases their attentional demands associated with maintaining balance (Brown et al., 2002), it remains an important question as to whether the use of ambulatory assistive devices would take away some attentional resources that would otherwise be used for maintaining balance.

Interventional
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Stroke
Device: Standard cane
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Completed
40
July 2004
January 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

Healthy adults

  • between 50 and 75 years old
  • having no neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders that would jeopardize their balance control abilities
  • being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital

Stroke patients

  • between 50 and 75 years old
  • hemiplegic or hemiparetic as a result of a single cerebral vascular accident
  • medically stable with no ongoing complications
  • independently walking without using any assistive device for at least 10 meters, and have the exercise endurance for at least 30 minutes
  • having no serious hemianopsia, hemi-inattention or any obvious cognitive problems as evaluated with the Mini-Mental State examination
  • being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to follow the order of the experimenters, and having serious comprehension and expression impairment
Both
50 Years to 75 Years
Yes
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Taiwan
 
NCT00173719
9100002423
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National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
Principal Investigator: Pei-Fang Tang, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
January 2013

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