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Screening Study for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

This study has been completed.
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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) Identifier:
First received: August 22, 2001
Last updated: January 24, 2017
Last verified: July 9, 2008

The primary function of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (RMD) is to diagnose and treat patients at the NIH who have problems in locomotion, activities of daily living, occupational roles, communication, swallowing, or problems with chronic pain. The major goal of this department s to help patients achieve maximal function so that they can resume their daily living activities as normal as possible.

In order for the department to accomplish it's goal it requires the involvement of medical staff and the use of a variety of tests and instruments. Before a new test, evaluation technique, or piece of physical equipment can be considered for use in the treatment of patients it must be carefully studied.

Researchers must make sure the test, technique, or instrument is safe, sensitive, accurate, specific, and reproducible. Therefore all of these tests, techniques, and instruments must first undergo a trial period. Normal volunteers and patients from the RMD and outside of the RMD may be selected to participate in the trial period.

This study provides a framework for researchers in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (RMD) to develop new tests, techniques, technology, and equipment.


Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Rehabilitation Medicine Screening Protocol

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: April 13, 1994
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 9, 2008
Detailed Description:
This protocol provides a framework for clinicians in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (RMD) to develop and pilot new tests, techniques, technology, or equipment to remain state-of-the-art.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

In- and outpatients referred to the Rehabilitation Medicine Department.

Normal volunteers of either sex.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00023088

United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00023088     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 940130
Study First Received: August 22, 2001
Last Updated: January 24, 2017

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Functional Level
Activity of Daily Living
Normal Volunteer

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Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 28, 2017