Balance Training for People With Multiple Sclerosis Using Nintendo Wii Fit
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01299025|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 18, 2011
Results First Posted : April 24, 2015
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2015
The aim is to evaluate balance training using Nintendo Wii Fit. The hypothesis is that a period of training will increase balance capacity och self-efficacy.
People with diagnosed multiple sclerosis are invited to participate. Estimation of study power gave that 29 people in each group was necessary to detect a difference in the primary outcome measure, Timed Up and Go test.
Other measures used are the Four square step test, Dynamic Gait Index, Timed stands test, 25 foot walking test, 12-item Walking scale and the ABC scale.
Participants were randomised to either training or control. The training consisted of 6 weeks training with Nintendo Wii Fit 30 minutes 2 times a week.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Multiple Sclerosis||Other: Training using Nintendo Wii Fit||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||84 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Balance Training for People With Multiple Sclerosis Using Nintendo Wii Fit|
|Study Start Date :||September 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2011|
No Intervention: Control
Participants allocated as controls receive no treatment. They may be physically active as usual.
Experimental: Training with Nintendo Wii Fit
Training 6 weeks with Nintendo Wii Fit, 30 minutes 2 times per week
Other: Training using Nintendo Wii Fit
Training 2 times per week, 30 minutes, for 6 weeks.
- Change in Timed Up and Go Test From Day 1 to Day 42 [ Time Frame: Measured at day 1 (before the training period) and at day 42 (after the training period) ]Change in seconds on the Timed Up and Go test (TUG). In the TUG test time is taken from rising from a chair, walking 3 meters, turning,walking back and sitting down.
- Change in Score on the Dynamic Gait Index From Day 1 to Day 42 [ Time Frame: Measured at day 1 (before training) and day 42 (after training) ]The Dynamic Gait index consists of 8 items. Performance on each item is rated from 0 (severe impairment) to 3 (nomal performance). Minimum total score is 0 and maximum 24. Higher scores indicate better walking and balance performance.
- Change in the Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scalefrom Day 1 to Day 42 [ Time Frame: Measured at day 1 (before training) and day 42 (after training) ]The ABC scale is a self-rating scale of balance activities in everyday Life. It includes 16 items. The patient rates his/her performance from 0-100. Score on each item are summed an divided by 16. Minimum score is 0 and maximum score 100. A higher score indicate higher confidence in ones balance and walking capacity.
- Change in the 12 Item Walking Scale From Day 1 to Day 42 [ Time Frame: Measured at day 1 and day 42, before and after the training ]The 12 item walking scale is a self-rating scale of walking limitations. The scale includes 12 items that each are scores from 1 to 5, where 5 is extremely limited. Scores are added and transformed to a scale from 0-100. 0 indicates no limitation and 100 extremely limited.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01299025
|Eskilstuna, Sweden, 63188|
|Västerås, Sweden, 72189|
|Family Medicine Research centre|
|Örebro, Sweden, 70116|
|Principal Investigator:||Anette Forsberg, PhD||Örebro County Council|