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Physical Performance Measures for Manual Wheelchair Users

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00011544
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2001
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
The project is intended to modify the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) for manual wheelchair users. It will determine if the new measure is a better measure of community independence for manual wheelchair users than the FIM. During the Phase 1 of the study it will then use this new measure to determine whether a home exercise program increases functional independence in wheelchair users. In Phases II and III of the study 120 manual wheelchair users will participate to test and validate the new measure and to test the effectiveness of therapeutic exercise. Subjects will range in age from 20 to 79 yrs. and have a variety of disabilities.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spinal Cord Injury Procedure: Performance Measure Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Physical Performance Measures for Manual Wheelchair Users
Study Start Date : January 1998
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2000




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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 79 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
Wheelchair users

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Locations
United States, Maryland
VAMC, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
OverallOfficial: John Fryer, Ph.D., Asst. Director Department of Veterans Affairs, Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service
OverallOfficial: Nancy Rocheleau, Program Analyst Department of Veterans Affairs, Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00011544     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B1751R
First Posted: February 26, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: January 2001

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
wheelchair, biomechanics, aging, functional outcome, disability

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries