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Fast Stepping in Stroke Patients for Fall Prediction and Prevention:Control Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

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 September 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00167037
First Posted: September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Collaborator:
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this study was to compare the balance strategy, as well as center of pressure (COP) trajectory and parameters between healthy adults and patients with hemiplegia in response to slow- and fast-speed waist- pulling perturbations in forward, left, right, and backward directions.

Condition
Stroke

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
Official Title: Fast Stepping in Stroke Patients for Fall Prediction and Prevention:Control Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: August 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2002
Detailed Description:
The ability to quickly respond to external perturbations is an important capacity of stroke patients to maintain dynamic balance in activities of daily living. The purpose of this study was to compare the balance strategy, as well as center of pressure (COP) trajectory and parameters between healthy adults and patients with hemiplegia in response to slow- and fast-speed waist- pulling perturbations in forward, left, right, and backward directions.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Healthy adults

  • Age ang Sex are correspond with the stroke subjects(between 40 and 75 years old)
  • being willing to accept one-year follow-up examination
  • being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital Stroke patients
  • between 40 and 75 years old
  • stroke confirmed by ICD-10-CM (including I60, I61, I62, I63, I67, and I69)
  • first stroke with single side hemiplegia and received acute treatment at NTUH
  • being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital
  • able to step forward, laterally and backward independently without assistive device

Excursion criteria:

Healthy adults

  • - having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those would influence the belance or motor ability Stroke patients
  • having unstable vital sign, unconsciousness, or obvious cognitive, perception, and language impairment, and couldn't communicate with the experimenters
  • having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal or cardiovascular disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases other than stroke
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00167037


Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pei-Fang Tang, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00167037     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 56m3
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Hemiplegia
Waist pulling perturbation
Reactive balance strategy
Trajectory of center of pressure
Parameters of center of pressure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stroke
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases