Participation of Manual Wheelchair Users in the Community
This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified August 2012 by Capital District Health Authority, Canada
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kim Parker, Capital District Health Authority, Canada
First received: February 22, 2011
Last updated: August 28, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
To explore the relationship between ability to do different wheelchair skills and the participation and quality of life of wheelchair users in and around their home and community. The investigators study hypothesis:
- Self-reported capacity of wheelchair skills (ability to do wheelchair skills) is strongly related to self-reported participation.
- Self-reported capacity of wheelchair skills (ability to do wheelchair skills) is related to the average daily distance traveled in their wheelchair.
||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
||Participation of Manual Wheelchair Users in the Community: The Relationship to Wheelchair Skills Capacity
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Wheelchair Skills Test Questionnaire Capacity Version [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Participants will be asked if they can perform 32 skills from the WST 4.1 (capacity)using a structured interview approach. A skill will be considered a pass if done describing a safe manner.
- Impact on Participation and Autonomy Questionnaire [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
This measure addresses autonomy with respect to activities and participation, and is a self-report measure.
- Average Distance Travelled [ Time Frame: Up to a week time period, one time measure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The average distance treavelled per day over a week in the participant's wheelchair will be measured.
Secondary Outcome Measures:
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| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
People who have a wheelchair for home and community use.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Community sample of people who use manual wheelchairs
- have a manual wheelchair for home and community use;
- use a manual wheelchair at least once a week;
- have a minimum of 3 months experience using a manual wheelchair outside the hospital setting;
- be over the age of 18;
- be able to read and understand English and follow verbal and visual instructions;
- be competent to give informed consent;
- be willing to take part in the study, including signing the consent after carefully reading it;
- not have been under significant bed rest for the past month.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01301846
|Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4K4 |
|Principal Investigator: Kim Parker, MASc |
Capital District Health Authority, Canada
No publications provided
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on December 03, 2013
||Kim Parker, Rehabilitation Engineer, Capital District Health Authority, Canada
History of Changes
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|Study First Received:
||February 22, 2011
||August 28, 2012
||Canada: Health Canada