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The Relationship of Rehabilitation Therapy Time To The Prevention of Burn Scar Contracture (ACT)

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: NCT01161810
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 14, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2015
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
American Burn Association

Brief Summary:
This project will develop a descriptive database of patient information and patient outcomes. This database will be used to determine the association of time spent in rehabilitation and patient outcomes, to relate patient acuity to burn scar contracture development and to establish minimal time requirement guidelines for various rehabilitation patient outcomes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Burns Other: Routine post burn rehabilitation therapy

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 386 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Burn Patient Acuity Demographics, Scar Contractures and Rehabilitation Treatment Time Related to Patient Outcomes (ACT)
Study Start Date : July 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2014

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Post-Burn Rehabilitation
Patients with an acute burn injury who are admitted to the hospital with anticipated length of stay of 5 days or greater
Other: Routine post burn rehabilitation therapy
No testing outside of routine clinical rehabilitation will be performed

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measure patient outcome in terms of time devoted to rehabilitation [ Time Frame: At discharge ]
    Standard information that is recorded as part of daily routine in the rehabilitation treatment of patients with burn injury will be used as data to analyze patient outcomes

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary diagnosis of acute burn injury

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 year of age or older
  • Admission for primary diagnosis of cutaneous burn injury
  • Anticipated length of stay equal to/greater than five days
  • >2% deep partial thickness burn OR hand burn (which may be less than 2% deep partial thickness burn)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-survivable burn as determined by the attending burn surgeon
  • Electrical burn injury

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01161810

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United States, Arizona
Arizona Burn Center
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85008
United States, California
University of Califronia Irvine
Orange, California, United States, 92868
University of California Davis, Regional Burn Center
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
United States, Illinois
Loyola University Health System
Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
United States, Indiana
St. Joseph Regional Burn Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States, 46802
United States, Iowa
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
United States, Kansas
Via Christi Regional Burn Center
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214
United States, Minnesota
Regions Hospital Burn Center
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55101
United States, Nebraska
St Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 68510
United States, New York
NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
United States, North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27514
United States, Oregon
Oregon Burn Center, Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97232
United States, Texas
U.S. army Institute of Surgical Research
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States, 78234-6315
United States, Utah
University of Utah Health Services Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
Sponsors and Collaborators
American Burn Association
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command
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Principal Investigator: Reginald L Richard, MS, PT U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
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Responsible Party: American Burn Association Identifier: NCT01161810    
Other Study ID Numbers: ABA-MCTG-0003
H-08-028 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: US Army Institute of Surgical Research )
First Posted: July 14, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015
Keywords provided by American Burn Association:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Muscular Diseases