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Effects of Proprioceptive Training on Neurofunctional Control and Ankle Sprains Incidence

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02739308
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2016 by Gabriela Souza de Vasconcelos, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 15, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gabriela Souza de Vasconcelos, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of a 12-week proprioceptive training program on the neurofunctional control and the incidence of ankle sprains in fencing athletes. The study will be developed in six stages: familiarization, pre intervention, intervention, post intervention follow-up of three and six months. In the pre intervention stage will evaluate muscle strength inverters, everter, dorsal plantar flexors and ankle flexors through the isokinetic dynamometer; the reaction time of these muscles during Lunge Test; neuromuscular control during the Star Excursion Balance Test and performance in Drop Vertical Jump Test. In the intervention athletes will perform proprioceptive training for 12 weeks, three times a week, lasting 30 minutes. In the post intervention, the follow up of three to six months will be held the same pre intervention of the tests and recording the incidence of injuries occurred during the study. The expected result at the end of the study is to improve all variables, increasing the performance of athletes and decreasing the incidence of ankle sprains.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ankle Injuries Other: Proprioceptive Training Other: Control Group Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Fencing is an agility sport, with higher incidence of injuries in the lower limbs, with the ankle sprain the most prevalent. Injury prevention is very important to improve performance and reduce time off of athletes. Proprioceptive training programs can be added to the training of athletes, since in addition to the easy application and low cost, proprioception serves to stabilize the joint, preventing injuries. Therefore the aim of this study is to investigate the influence of a 12-week proprioceptive training program on the neurofunctional control and the incidence of ankle sprains in fencing athletes. The study will be a randomized clinical trial, with fencing athletes from 14 to 25, a multi-sport club of Porto Alegre/RS, and developed in six stages: familiarization, pre intervention, intervention, post intervention follow-up of three and six months. The first step will be to familiarize themselves with the force of testing and registration of injuries in the previous year. In the pre intervention stage will evaluate muscle strength inverters, everter, dorsal plantar flexors and ankle flexors through the isokinetic dynamometer; the reaction time of these muscles during Lunge Test; neuromuscular control during the Star Excursion Balance Test and performance in Drop Vertical Jump Test. In the intervention athletes will perform proprioceptive training for 12 weeks, three times a week, lasting 30 minutes. In the post intervention, the follow up of three to six months will be held the same pre intervention of the tests and recording the incidence of injuries occurred during the study. For statistical analysis, the data will be presented as mean and standard deviation and submitted to the Shapiro-Wilk test, ANOVA will be held for repeated measures and post hoc Bonferroni to determine differences. The effect size is calculated using Cohen's d test.o significance level is 0.05. The expected result at the end of the study is to improve all variables, increasing the performance of athletes and decreasing the incidence of ankle sprains.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of Proprioceptive Training on Neurofunctional Control and Ankle Sprains Incidence in Fencers: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : April 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention: Proprioceptive Training

The intervention will be the implementation of a proprioceptive training program for the fencing athletes in the intervention group.

In this study the training program will be developed for 12 weeks and will be applied during the heating of the athletes, three times a week and the duration of each session is 30 minutes. Each week will be chosen three of the 14 exercises adapted for fencing athletes, and preferably one of each category. The categories have exercises with different levels of difficulty and can change the exercises occur by different proposed levels or the complexity of the exercise by changing category. The training program will be implemented by the same evaluator over the 12 weeks.

Other: Proprioceptive Training
In this study the training program will be developed for 12 weeks and will be applied during the heating of the athletes , three times a week and the duration of each session is 30 minutes. Each week will be chosen three of the 14 exercises adapted for fencing athletes , and preferably one of each category.

Placebo Comparator: Control
The control group will not make the intervention and will continue with the usual training fencing.
Other: Control Group
The control group will not make the intervention and will continue with usual training fencing.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Onset muscle [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    The muscular reaction time will be assessed by electromyography during Lunge Test.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle Strength [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    The muscle strength of ankle will be assessed by isokinetic dynamometer.

  2. Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    The SEBT will be used to measure the dynamic neuromuscular control.

  3. Drop Vertical Jump Test (DVJT) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    The DVJT be used to assess the height of the heels, from surfaces 30, 40 and 50cm .

  4. Cumberland Ankle Instability Tools (CAIT) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    The CAIT will be used to assess whether the ankle has istabilidade

  5. Injury questionnaire [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    This questionnaire will be used to assess the number of injuries and to joints they occurred.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • practicing fencing at least a year
  • have between 14 and 30 years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • be in physical therapy or participating in prevention programs
  • have damage to lower limbs that compromise the tests

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Locations
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Brazil
Gabriela Souza de Vasconcelos Recruiting
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 90160181
Contact: Gabriela Vasconcelos, Student    555195372276    gabih-vasconcelos@hotmail.com   
Contact: Claúdia Lima, Dr    555199964747    claudia.lima@ufrgs.br   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

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Responsible Party: Gabriela Souza de Vasconcelos, Physical Therapy and Student of Post Graduate of UFRGS, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02739308     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 436620
First Posted: April 15, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016

Keywords provided by Gabriela Souza de Vasconcelos, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul:
proprioception
ankle sprain
fencing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sprains and Strains
Ankle Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Leg Injuries