Study of a Stationary Cycling Intervention for Children With Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The study is about the effect of an exercise program using stationary bicycling for children with the spastic diplegic form of cerebral palsy. Spastic diplegia is a type of cerebral palsy that involves spasticity or “tightness” of the leg muscles. We hope to learn whether this type of exercise will allow the children to develop improved strength in the muscles that bend and straighten their knees, enhance their level of physical fitness, improve their ability to walk and improve their ability to perform other activities that are important to them. We hypothesize that children who participate in the stationary cycling intervention will gain strength in the muscles that bend and straighten their knees, will be able to complete a 600 yard walk run test (a test of endurance) more rapidly, and will improve their score on a test of function called the Gross Motor Function Measure (a test designed specifically for children with cerebral palsy).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Pediatric Endurance and Limb Strengthening (PEDALS)|
- All measures will be taken at baseline and followup evaluations, within a two week period after enrollment, and within a two week period after completion of the intervention.
- Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)
- 600 Yard Walk-Run Test
- 30 Second Walk Test
- Knee Flexor and Knee Extensor Torque
- Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI)
- Gait Analysis will be performed on a subset of the children enrolled.
|Study Start Date:||September 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2006|
|United States, California|
|University of Southern California|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033|
|Principal Investigator:||Eileen Fowler, PT, PhD||University of California at Los Angeles|