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Gait Stability of People With Lower-limb Amputations

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00915109
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 19, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kim Parker, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether there are quantifiable differences in walking stability, as measured by the acceleration of the trunk or the variation in step length, between people with unilateral below-knee amputations from vascular reasons or from trauma reasons.

Condition or disease
Gait Balance

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Gait Stability of People With Lower-limb Amputations
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2012

People with a unilateral below-knee amputations due to a vascular reason
People with a below-knee amputation due to nonvascular reasons
People with no gait impairments.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Prosthetic outpatient clinic of one rehabilitation centre

Inclusion Criteria:

  • be over the age of 18;
  • be able to walk comfortably for a minimum of two (2) minutes;
  • be willing to take part in the study, including signing the consent after carefully reading it;
  • be able to read and understand English and follow verbal and visual instructions;
  • are competent to give informed consent or have a proxy with power of attorney.
  • have an unilateral, transtibial amputation;
  • been fitted with a prosthesis for over six weeks.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00915109

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Canada, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4K4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kim Parker
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Responsible Party: Kim Parker, Rehabilitation Engineer, Nova Scotia Health Authority Identifier: NCT00915109    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDHA-RS-2010-026
First Posted: June 5, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 19, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012
Keywords provided by Kim Parker, Nova Scotia Health Authority:
lower limb