Quality of Life in Adult Neurological Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Denise Midori Yoshihara, Associação de Assistência a Criança Deficiente
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01573936
First received: March 13, 2012
Last updated: April 6, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

The purposes of this study were to evaluate the influence of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation program in the improvement of the health-related quality of life among adult neurological patients and to identify the sociodemographic and clinical associated characteristics. Subjects with spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury and poliomyelitis survivors participated in the study. All participants underwent a rehabilitation program (RP) from January 2008 through July 2010, which consists of 40-minutes of many therapies for 1-2 days a week. The WHOQOL-BREF was applied at the initial and discharge assessments.


Condition Intervention
Spinal Cord Injury
Acquired Brain Injury
Poliomyelitis
Other: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, psycotherapy, medical consultations

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Influence of Rehabilitation on Quality of Life in Adult Patients With Neurological Disorders

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Further study details as provided by Associação de Assistência a Criança Deficiente:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • WHOQOL-BREF [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of rehabilitation program, an expected average of 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The brief version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) is a sound, cross-culturally valid assessment of health-related quality of life in adults populations. Its assessment shows good to excellent internal consistency, test-retest reliability, discriminant validity, content validity, and construct validity in the healthy population and in different patient groups.


Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: rehabilitation program
Rehabilitation program from January 2008 through July 2010, which consists of 40-minutes of many therapies for 1-2 days a week
Other: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, psycotherapy, medical consultations
The mean duration of the RP was 7.47 ± 4.45 months, but it was not standardized because this factor was not one of the parameters of interest for this study

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 74 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosed with spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury and poliomyelitis survivors
  • at least 18 years old
  • consented to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cognitive problems to understand and to respond the assessment instrument, according to medical files description and interviewer previous judgment
  Contacts and Locations
No Contacts or Locations Provided
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Denise Midori Yoshihara, Principal Investigator, Associação de Assistência a Criança Deficiente
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01573936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Yoshihara_AACD2011
Study First Received: March 13, 2012
Last Updated: April 6, 2012
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by Associação de Assistência a Criança Deficiente:
acquired brain injury
health-related quality of life
poliomyelitis survivor
rehabilitation
spinal cord injury
completed the WHOQOL-BREF

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nervous System Diseases
Poliomyelitis
Spinal Cord Injuries
Brain Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Myelitis
Central Nervous System Viral Diseases
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Central Nervous System Infections
Central Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Brain Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma

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