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Chronicity Dependence of a Balance Training in Adults Post-stroke

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 3, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2016
Universitat Politècnica de València
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospitales Nisa

Brief Summary:
The level of stroke chronicity has been proposed as an influential variable related to functional balance. However, little is known about the effect of this variable on the effectiveness and maintenance of gains of physical therapy interventions on balance. The objective of this study is to determine the influence of time since injury on the rehabilitation of balance after stroke. Participants will be assigned to a least (6-12 months), a moderate (12-24 months), or a most chronic (> 24 months) group. All the participants will train for 20 one-hour sessions, administered three to five times a week, combining conventional physical therapy exercises and customized exercises interfaced on a balance board that promotes the training of the ankle and hip strategies. Participants will be assessed before, after the intervention, and one month later with a posturography test (sway speed and limits of stability) and clinical scales (Berg Balance Scale, Functional Reaches Test, 30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test, Timed Up and Down Stairs Test, Stepping Test, Timed Up-and-Go Test, and the 10-meter Walking Test).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stroke, Postural Balance, Virtual Rehabilitation Other: balance virtual rehabilitation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 47 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Chronicity Dependence of a Balance Training in Adults Post-stroke
Study Start Date : February 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rehabilitation

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: intervention (6-12 months)
Participants with a chronicity between 6-12 months
Other: balance virtual rehabilitation
Experimental: Intervention (12-24 months)
Participants with a chronicity between 12-24 months
Other: balance virtual rehabilitation
Experimental: Intervention (>24 months)
Participants with a chronicity >24 months
Other: balance virtual rehabilitation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Balance Berg Scale [ Time Frame: up to 1-month follow-up ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 50 and ≤ 65 years old
  • Chronicity > six months
  • Fairly good cognitive condition defined by scores in the Mini-Mental State Examination above 23
  • Ability to walk 10 meters indoors with or without technical orthopaedic aids.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Impaired comprehension that hinder sufficient understanding of the instructions defined by Mississippi Aphasia Screening Test scores below 45
  • Unilateral spatial neglect
  • Ataxia or any other cerebellar symptom
  • Severe auditory or visual impairments
  • Motional or behavioural circumstances that impede adequate collaboration.
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Responsible Party: Hospitales Nisa Identifier: NCT02673294    
Other Study ID Numbers: HNISA2016-01
First Posted: February 3, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 4, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases