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Training on Unstable Surfaces and Effects on the Balance of Healthy Young People

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03443050
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 22, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 7, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jose María Blasco Igual, University of Valencia

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to determine the effects on balance and postural control produced by the implementation of a training program that includes work with unstable surfaces in its methods. It also seeks to quantify to what extent the benefits exceed those achieved with a training of similar characteristics, but implemented on a stable surface. An intensive program is proposed, whose target population is young adults.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Other: Unstable Other: Stable Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Training on Unstable Surfaces and Effects on the Balance of Healthy Young People, a Randomized Clinical Trial
Actual Study Start Date : March 1, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 4, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : April 4, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Experimental
Balance training on unstable surfaces
Other: Unstable
This group will train over unstable surfaces to enhance balance abilities
Other Name: Experimental

Active Comparator: Control
Balance training on stable surface
Other: Stable
This group will train over stable surface to enhance balance abilities
Other Name: Control




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Y-balance test [ Time Frame: change from baseline to end of intervention (4weeks) ]
    Dynamic balance. The maximum length in cm achieved for each leg in the anterior, posterior-lateral and medial-lateral positions will be recorded.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Posturography (1) [ Time Frame: change from baseline to end of intervention (4weeks) ]
    A force T-plate platform will be used to assess posture in terms of sway area (mm2)

  2. Posturography (2) [ Time Frame: change from baseline to end of intervention (4weeks) ]
    A force T-plate platform will be used to assess posture in terms of mean velocity (m/s)

  3. Emery test [ Time Frame: change from baseline to end of intervention (4weeks) ]
    Static balance and proprioception as measured with the eyes closed to keep balance with one leg over an Airex(R) balance pad. The time in seconds will be recorded.

  4. Functional reach [ Time Frame: change from baseline to end of intervention (4weeks) ]
    Test of stability, measured as the distance reached when leaning forward without falling (cm)


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Jumping sideways test [ Time Frame: change from baseline to end of intervention (4weeks) ]
    Test of agility. Evaluates motor coordination under the pressure of time of implementation. The jumps in 15 seconds are recorded

  2. T-agility test [ Time Frame: change from baseline to end of intervention (4weeks) ]
    Evaluation of the performance of the change of direction, as well as the speed and power of the lower extremities



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy young adults aged between 18 and 30

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Professional athlete
  • Musculoskeletal injury in the last 12 months (i.e. sprain, bone fracture)
  • Known balance disorders including vertigo, central or vestibular limitations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03443050


Locations
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Spain
University of Valencia. Facultat de Fisioterapia
Valencia, Spain, 46010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Valencia
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Jose M Blasco, PhD University of Valencia

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Responsible Party: Jose María Blasco Igual, Principal Investigator, University of Valencia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03443050     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UNSTABLE_UV
First Posted: February 22, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No