Wheel Assisted Running Training (WART) in Children With Cerebral Palsy (WART)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00946439|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 27, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 27, 2009
The purpose is to evaluate the effects of adding a wheel assisted running training (WART) to a conventional mixed physical activity training (CT) program on walking and gross motor function in trained children with cerebral palsy (CP).
Method entails recruiting thirty children with CP (16 females, 14 males), with mean (SD) age 11.8 (3.5) and training experience 3.4 (3.5), years were assigned to either WART or CT groups. The energy Expenditure Index (EEI), the Gross Motor Function Measure 66 (GMFM), self-selected and fast walking velocity (SSV and FV, respectively), and cadence are administered by a trained physical therapist. The intervention period is six months, with two sessions per week.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cerebral Palsy||Device: Wheel assisted running training||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Care Provider)|
|Official Title:||Wheel Assisted Running Training in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Controlled Clinical Trial|
|Study Start Date :||September 2004|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2006|
- Device: Wheel assisted running training
'Race-Runner' uses the principle of body weight reduction and wheel assisted running training. This is a three-wheel device specifically designed in the 1990s for athletic purposes. The participant is walking or running with the feet on the ground while using a triangular frame equipped with three large bicycle wheels. Support to the participant's body is provided by a regular cycle saddle, a frontal body support plate, and the steering handlebars. The vertical and horizontal distance of the saddle and frontal support from the steering handlebars are adaptable to the participant's body dimension and comfort. This equipment is commonly used in competition in Scandinavia and Central EuropeOther Name: also called 'Petra'
- walking velocity [ Time Frame: six months ]
- Energy expenditure index [ Time Frame: six months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00946439
|Israel Sport Center for the Disabled|
|Ramat Gan, Israel, 52535|
|Study Director:||Yeshayahu Hutzler, Ph.D||Israel Sport Center for the Disabled|