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Reliability and Validity of Modified Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients and the Application of This Scale on Early Detection of Patients With Stroke at High Risk of Falls

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2005
History: No changes posted

The purposes of this study are to investigate the reliability and validity of the modified Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (mPASS) and its applications in early detection of fall-prone patients.

The intraclass correlation coefficient will be used to examine the intra-rater reliability, inter-rater reliability, and the Cronbach’s alpha will be used to examine the internal consistency of the 16 items of mPASS.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Reliability and Validity of Modified Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients and the Application of This Scale on Early Detection of Patients With Stroke at High Risk of Falls

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: January 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2005
Detailed Description:
Due to the impaired balance function, patients with stroke show high incidence of falls. Impaired postural stability has been shown as one of the primary risk factors of falls in these patients. Research has shown that patients who have moderate level of mobility and stability are more likely to fall than those who have very good or very poor mobility and stability. Therefore, there is an urgent need for physical therapists, who are used to play an important role in improving balance function of patients with stroke, to be able to early detect stroke patients who are at high risk of falls, and to implement fall prevention training and education on these patients. However, to date, there is not any clinical assessment scale that can be used for early detection of fall-prone stroke patients.

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • between 30 and 80 years old
  • first onset or recurrent stroke as a result of a single cerebral vascular accident (ischemic or hemorrhage stroke)
  • ever received medical or rehabilitation therapies at National Taiwan University Hospital
  • being willing to take the clinical assessments and accept the vedio record

Exclusion Criteria:

  • having unstable vital sign, unconsciousness, or having serious cognitive, perception, and language impairment, and being unable to follow the order of the experimenter
  • having other neurological diseases(ex. Parkinson's disease or cerebellar disease etc.), or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those will influence the balance performance other than stroke
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00166959

Contact: Wen-Shing Huang, PT +886-2-23123456 ext 6762

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Wen-Shing Huang, PT    +886-2-23123456 ext 6762    Email:   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Chein-Wei Chang, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00166959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361700931
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2005

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Stroke patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017