Wheelchair Handling Skills of Caregivers: Comparison Between Anti-tip Devices and a New Design

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by:
Capital District Health Authority, Canada
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00377533
First received: September 14, 2006
Last updated: April 1, 2010
Last verified: July 2009

September 14, 2006
April 1, 2010
December 2004
October 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Wheelchair Skills Test [ Time Frame: day ]
Wheelchair Skills Test
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Wheelchair Handling Skills of Caregivers: Comparison Between Anti-tip Devices and a New Design
Wheelchair Handling Skills of Caregivers: Comparison Between Conventional Rear Anti-tip Devices and a New Design

Currently available wheelchairs are often fitted with conventional rear anti-tip devices (C-RADs) to prevent wheelchair rear tips. The limitations of C-RADs have provided an incentive for the design of rear anti-tip devices that permit more rear tip without compromising safety (Arc-RADs).

The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that caregivers handling occupied wheelchairs equipped with Arc-RADs have higher success rates on RAD-relevant skills than caregivers handling wheelchairs equipped with C-RADs.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Healthy
Device: wheelchair rear anti-tip device
assistive device
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Completed
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October 2007
October 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • alert, able and willing to follow instructions
  • wheelchair users: patients at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
  • wheelchair users:permission of physician to participate in the study
  • caregiver:must provide at least part-time wheelchair-handling care for the wheelchair user in this study, a minimum of one hour per week on average

Exclusion Criteria:

  • wheelchair users:suffer from any unstable medical, emotional, or physiological conditions that may interfere with participation
  • caregivers:medical condition of their upper limbs, heart or lungs that might cause them discomfort or endanger them when pushing or pulling an occupied wheelchair
Both
18 Years and older
Yes
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Canada
 
NCT00377533
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Capital District Health Authority, Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Principal Investigator: Lee Kirby, MD, FRCPC Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre
Capital District Health Authority, Canada
July 2009

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