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Applicability of Kinect Sensor® in the Rehabilitation of Balance in the Elderly (AKS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02436837
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 7, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 7, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fernando de Sá Silva, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Brief Summary:

Background:

Taking into consideration the ongoing inversion of the population pyramid and the limitations and medical conditions, which predispose to episodes of falling among elderly people, the implementation of exercises and physical treatments capable of promoting postural balance in the group studied is made necessary.

Objectives:

Assess the influence of the electronic platform Kinect Sensor® (KS) as a tool in the treatment of postural balance in elderly individuals. Method: The study included 10 elderly (60 to 70 years old) and 10 young (20 to 30 years old) individuals. Treatment protocol composed of five weeks with sessions performed twice a week with application of KS. Initial and final evaluation included static and dynamic balance instruments: Berg Balance scale and Timed up and Go and Romberg Tandem tests.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Balance Elderly Other: sessions with virtual reality Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Applicability of Kinect Sensor® in the Rehabilitation of Balance in the Elderly
Study Start Date : January 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rehabilitation

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: young
20 to 30 years old individuals used as a comparator for elderly group
Other: sessions with virtual reality
sessions with virtual reality to improve the balance

Experimental: elderly
target of treatment to improve the balance.
Other: sessions with virtual reality
sessions with virtual reality to improve the balance




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. anamnesis questionnaire for physical health condition [ Time Frame: one day ]
    Those considered incapable of performing activities involving maintenance of balance or belonging to the health risk group were excluded. Health risk was defined by criteria such as, cardiopathies, uncontrolled hypertension, auditory and visual impairment, neurological disturbances and severe muscle-skeletal conditions.

  2. Berg Balance Scale for equilibrium condition [ Time Frame: one day ]
    Scores inferior to 45 points in the Berg Balance Scale also resulted in exclusion


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Berg Balance Scale for equilibrium condition [ Time Frame: five weeks ]
    Berg Balance scale was the main instrument in the assessment of the postural balance

  2. Timed Up and Go Test for the performance of physical agility [ Time Frame: five weeks ]
    In order to perform the Timed Up and Go test (TUG), the subject would rise from a chair, walk three meters and return to the chair. The speed of task execution was established by the participant, with no stimulation by use of verbal commands. The time of execution was measured on the initial evaluation and one day past the tenth session.

  3. Romberg TandemTest for equilibrium performance [ Time Frame: five weeks ]
    According to the protocol established by the Romberg Tandem test, the participants remained with the eyes closed in orthostatic position, with the calcaneus bone of the non-dominant foot placed ahead of the toes of the dominant foot, until the loose balance or reach 60 seconds, maximal time



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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • individuals have to be elderly (60 to 70 years old) or young (20 to 30 years old).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • anamnesis questionnaire: cardiopathies, uncontrolled hypertension, auditory and visual impairment, neurological disturbances and severe muscle-skeletal conditions.
  • cores inferior to 45 points in the Berg Balance Scale also resulted in exclusion.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02436837


Locations
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Brazil
Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Andre GF Oliveira, PhD Federal University of Juiz de Fora