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Virtual Reality-based Training in Cerebellar Ataxia

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: NCT02900508
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yea-Ru Yang, National Yang Ming University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of virtual reality-base training for cerebellar ataxia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cerebellar Ataxia Other: Exergaming training Other: Physical therapy intervention Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : October 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Exergaming training
Participants in the exergaming training group received a 4-week exergaming intervention.
Other: Exergaming training
Active Comparator: Control training
Participants in the control training group received a 4-week conventional training.
Other: Physical therapy intervention

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia [ Time Frame: Change from baseline at 4 weeks ]
  2. Alternate nose to finger test [ Time Frame: Change from baseline at 4 weeks ]
  3. Alternate heel on shin test [ Time Frame: Change from baseline at 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Nine-hole peg test [ Time Frame: Change from baseline at 4 weeks ]
  2. Walking speed [ Time Frame: Change from baseline at 4 weeks ]
  3. Step width [ Time Frame: Change from baseline at 4 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of SCA 1, 2, 3 and 6 by a neurologist
  • ability to walk independently with or without any walking aids
  • age ≥ 20
  • a score of ≥ 24 on the mini-mental state examination

Exclusion Criteria:

  • histories of other neurological, cardiovascular, or orthopedic diseases affecting motor performance and balance
  • uncontrolled chronic diseases

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Responsible Party: Yea-Ru Yang, Professor, National Yang Ming University Identifier: NCT02900508    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201410010A
First Posted: September 14, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebellar Ataxia
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Cerebellar Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases