Gait Parameters of Persons With Down Syndrome With and Without Orthotics Using GaitRite
This is a research study of persons with Down Syndrome between 2 and 80 years old who are independently walking. The purpose of this study is to see what effect orthotics have on how people with Down Syndrome walk.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Gait Parameters of Persons With Down Syndrome With and Without Orthotics Using GaitRite|
- Gait will be measured with the GaitRite gait evaluation system. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Specific temporal and spatial parameters of gait will be measured with the GaitRite gait evaluation system. Subjects will walk with and without their orthotics. Measurement will be by changes in the previously noted gait parameters between the orthotics and non-orthotics groups.
- Elucidate patterns in the development of walking in persons with Down Syndrome using GaitRite®. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The previously described parameters of gait as measured by the GaitRite system will be used to establish an overview of the development of gait in persons with Down Syndrome.
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Persons with Down Syndrome who use orthotics
Procedure: custom orthotics
Orthotics are fabricated uniquely for each patient and use molds or casts of their foot as the template. They are fabricated by a licensed orthotist. There is no device or brand name other than custom orthotics.
Persons with Down Syndrome who do not use orthotics
Non orthotic users
|Contact: Kerry Michaelis, DPTfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: David L Oleson, BSPTemail@example.com|
|United States, Oregon|
|Child Development and Rehabilitation Center||Recruiting|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239|
|Contact: Kerry Michaelis, DPT 503-494-7864 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: David L Oleson, BSPT 503-494-2718 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Michaelis Kerry, DPT|
|Sub-Investigator: Oleson L David, BSPT|