The Relationship Between Muscle Morphology and Muscle Strength

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Karl Landsteiner Institute of Remobilization and Functional Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00933192
First received: July 2, 2009
Last updated: April 15, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
  Purpose

The evaluation of skeletal muscle strength in severly ill or cognitive impaired patients is an unresolved problem especially during the rehabilitation process. The aim of this study is to correlate morphological parameters assessed with muscle ultrasound and isometric muscle strength to establish an objective progression parameter for rehabilitation therapies.


Condition Intervention
Skeletal Muscle Ultrasound
Isometric Muscle Strength
Device: Siemens Acuson Antares ultrasound

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Relationship Between Muscle Morphology and Muscle Strength

Further study details as provided by Karl Landsteiner Institute of Remobilization and Functional Health:

Estimated Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1: young healthy patients Device: Siemens Acuson Antares ultrasound
skeletal muscle ultrasound of the musculus quadriceps, on two different days, two observers
Group 2: old healthy patients Device: Siemens Acuson Antares ultrasound
skeletal muscle ultrasound of the musculus quadriceps, on two different days, two observers

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

outpatients or inpatients of the institute of physical medicine and rehabilitaion

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • group 1: patients between 18 and 35 years
  • group 2: patients between 60 and 80 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • neuromuscular diseases
  • hip or knee prosthesis in the investigated leg
  • any trauma of the hip, knee or ankle of the investigated leg during the last 12 months
  • cognitive impairments
  • pregnancy
  • diabetes mellitus Type II
  • acute or chronic pain in the investigated leg
  • chronic maligne or non - maligne diseases (of the heart, lung or kidney)
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Locations
Austria
Karl Landsteiner Institute of Remobilisation and Functional Health
Vienna, Austria, 1100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karl Landsteiner Institute of Remobilization and Functional Health
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Karl Landsteiner Institute of Remobilization and Functional Health, Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00933192     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: muscle ultrasound
Study First Received: July 2, 2009
Last Updated: April 15, 2010
Health Authority: Austria: Ethikkommission

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