Investigation of Road-crossing Safety Before and After Training Between Parkinson Disease Pedestrians and Older Pedestrians

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01727687
First received: January 2, 2012
Last updated: November 12, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

As society ages, a large amount of human factors related research has been carried out into the subject of the safety of the elderly in their daily lives. However, most research focuses on the general elderly population and there is a serious lack of research into elderly sufferers of Parkinson's disease (PD), who receive a substantial amount of attention in medical circles. In the investigators previous study, the investigators have found that patient with PD had decreased ability to cross the road as compared to age/gender matched control subjects. Hence, this research proposed several training programs to enhance the safety of crossing road, including safe place finding,roadside search,time gap and perception of other's intentions. The investigators will compare the parameters of crossing road ability before and after training programs in patients with PD and control subjects.

The results of this research will clarify the correlation between medical scale test indicators and movement safety for patients with PD. The effects of training programs will be provided for further safety management and design concepts to improve the lives of this disease group.


Condition Intervention
Parkinson's Disease
Behavioral: behavioral training for crossing road

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: An Investigation of Road Crossing Safety Before and After Training Between Parkinson Disease Pedestrians and Older Pedestrians

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The parameters of cross road [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The main outcome variables were crossing time (CT), remaining time (RT), and safety margin (SM). The CT was the time taken by the subjects to cross the 3.5-m-wide road. The CT was measured at the normal walking pace and the fastest pace of each individual. Response time was measured in the simulated traffic situation and was defined as the time between starting the visual situation and the participant pressing the response button to decide to cross the road. The RT was the difference between the time gap (between the coming vehicle and the pedestrian) and the response time.


Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Patients with Parkinson's disease
Using simulated traffic scene system to help patients with Parkinson's disease improve crossing road behaviors.
Behavioral: behavioral training for crossing road
behavioral training programs for crossing road, such as verbal oral cues and simulated traffic scenes

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Parkinson's disease
  • Age between 18-80 years
  • Patients signed the consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with atypical parkinsonism
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01727687

Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chin-Hsien Lin, MD. PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01727687     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PDcrossroad
Study First Received: January 2, 2012
Last Updated: November 12, 2012
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
To asses the training effects on traffic safety between normal and patients with Parkinson's disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases

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