Evaluation of Early Standardized Task-Specific Training (ESTT)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2014 by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Baylor Health Care System
St.David's Rehabilitation Hospital (Austin, Texas)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Karen McCain, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01774110
First received: January 18, 2013
Last updated: March 20, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
  Purpose

A. Specific Aims:

1. There is one specific aim of this study. The aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of early standardized task-specific training (ESTT) in persons with acute stroke.

B. Hypothesis:

1. It is our hypothesis that subjects who receive ESTT will walk faster and more symmetrically than published reports of gait outcomes in persons with stroke.


Condition Intervention
Acute Stroke
Other: Early standardized task training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Early Standardized Task-Specific Training (ESTT) in Persons With Acute Stroke

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Further study details as provided by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Temporal-spatial gait analysis [ Time Frame: This will be done at the time of discharge from inpatient rehabilitation, at the time of discharge from the outpatient portion of the study (if applicable) and at 6-months post enrollment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Computerized gait analysis is done by a mat system (GAITRite).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement (STREAM) [ Time Frame: This test will be done at the initiation of the protocol, at the time of discharge from inpatient rehabilitation, at the time of discharge from the outpatient portion of the study (if applicable) and at 6 months post enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The STREAM is a test of motor recovery after stroke.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • 6-Minute Walk Test [ Time Frame: This test will be done at the initiation of the protocol, at the time of discharge from rehabilitation, at the time of discharge from the outpatient portion of the study (if applicable) and at 6 months post enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The 6-Minute Walk Test is a test of walking endurance and walking velocity.


Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: early standardized task training
Persons in the experimental group will receive ESTT (early standardized task specific training) for gait treatment after stroke.
Other: Early standardized task training
Early standardized task training is a treatment approach using treadmill training applied very early after stroke onset.
Other Name: ESTT

Detailed Description:

It is our contention that gait recovery after stroke is impacted by the interventions that are acutely utilized during training. There is not a consensus about how to most effectively train individuals after stroke. It is clear, however, that most persons are left with significant and often debilitating gait dysfunction after stroke so there is an urgent need to find more effective therapeutic methods.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recent stroke (less than 6 weeks)
  • Able to give conformed consent or have family member who can give consent
  • first time stroke OR complete recovery from prior stroke

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-ambulatory before onset of stroke
  • bilateral stroke
  • presence of severe cardiac problems
  • other co-morbidities which would affect gait training (i.e. amputation, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, etc.)
  • recent myocardial infarct (within 4 weeks)
  • any uncontrolled health condition for which exercise is contraindicated
  • severe lower extremity joint disease/pathology that would interfere with gait training
  • subjects with BMI greater than 40
  • significant cognitive impairment
  • age greater than 80 years or less than 16 years
  • able to complete 5 or more full heel raises with the affected ankle in standing with the knee extended with no more than one or two fingers on support surface for balance
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01774110

Contacts
Contact: Karen J McCain, PT, DPT, NCS 214-648-1559 karen.mccain@utsouthwestern.edu

Locations
United States, Texas
St. David's Rehabilitation Hospital Recruiting
Austin, Texas, United States, 78705
Contact: Yolanda Strickland, PT    512-544-5628    yolanda.strickland@stdavids.com   
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246
Contact: Shawn Baker, DPT    214-820-9300      
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation - Northwest Not yet recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75247
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation - Frisco Not yet recruiting
Frisco, Texas, United States, 75034
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Baylor Health Care System
St.David's Rehabilitation Hospital (Austin, Texas)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karen J McCain, PT, DPT, NCS UT Southwestern Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Karen McCain, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01774110     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ESTT
Study First Received: January 18, 2013
Last Updated: March 20, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center:
stroke
gait
acute

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stroke
Cerebral Infarction
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Brain Infarction
Brain Ischemia

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 18, 2014