Development of Horse-Riding Program Model for Children With Cerebral Palsy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03041818|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 3, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cerebral Palsy Motor Activity||Behavioral: Horseback riding therapy||Not Applicable|
Horseback riding activities in Korea's riding centers have mostly centered on physical rehabilitation for children with special needs, including those with cerebral palsy, mental disabilities, and autism, with the program conducted by certified equine-assisted therapy instructors. However, there is no definite way to assess the ability of children for horseback riding and no standard riding program. Therefore, developing a assessment and program algorithm for healing horseback riding is expected to contribute to providing more activities for children with special needs and also for general people.
Children older than 4 years old or adolescent with cerebral palsy who voluntarily want to enroll this study would be enrolled.
Participants have 2 times of 30-minute horse riding program for 8 weeks, total 16 times of riding program in a local horse riding center.
Sample size assessment: Calculating for 20% of drop out, 16 patients were calculated to apply the assessment and applicable program.
Drop out: missing more than 2 lessons of horse-riding
Plan for missing data: not included
Statistical analysis plan: paired t-test for the outcome measures
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||12 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Development of Horse-Riding Program Model for Children With Cerebral Palsy|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 14, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 31, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 31, 2017|
16 sessions of horseback riding therapy
Behavioral: Horseback riding therapy
Apply 30 minutes/session, twice a week for 8 weeks of horseback riding therapy (provided with 1 horse rider, 2 side walkers)
Other Name: hippotherapy
- Change of gross motor function (assessment of GMFM-88) [ Time Frame: Before the program starts (up to 2 weeks), After the program ends (up to 2 weeks) ]Assessment of GMFM-88 before and after the 16 sessions of horse riding program
- Change of Berg balance (assessment of pediatric berg balance scale) [ Time Frame: Before the program starts (up to 2 weeks), After the program ends (up to 2 weeks) ]Assessment of pediatric berg balance scale before and after the 16 sessions of horse riding
- Actigraph (to monitor activity) [ Time Frame: During the horse riding therapy/ ]wear an Actigraph to monitor activity of children
- Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) [ Time Frame: Before the program starts (up to 2 weeks), After the program ends (up to 2 weeks) ]Caregivers answer the sheets
- Postural Assessment Scale for Hippotherapy (PASH) [ Time Frame: From starting the therapy, every 2 weeks re-evaluated through study completion, in total 4 times ]Developed tool for assessment of ability for hippotherapy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03041818
|Korea, Republic of|
|St. Vincent's hospital|
|Suwon-si, Korea, Republic of|
|Principal Investigator:||Bo Young Hong, MD||St.Vincent's hospital, The Catholic University of Korea|