Restoring Skill in Walking
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00177359|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 13, 2007
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Mobility Limitation||Behavioral: gait intervention||Phase 2|
While therapeutic exercise to improve mobility and balance appears to improve physical performance and may reduce falls, less is known about the responsiveness to specific interventions or the relation between response to intervention and the underlying problems or impairments. Therapeutic approaches for improving mobility and reducing fall risk are heterogeneous, but do not consistently focus on problem solving as a method of enhancing motor control or skill, an approach that has been found to be important for motor learning in animal models.
This two-year pilot study will allows us to compare the clinical, psychological and laboratory outcomes after a motor-learning based and an impairment-targeted exercise intervention to improve walking in older adults. All subjects will participate in pre and post intervention testing and a 12 week exercise intervention for gait involving either a motor learning (skill enhancement) or impairment-targeted (lower extremity strengthening, flexibility and gait cues).
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||48 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Restoring Skill in Walking|
|Study Start Date :||November 2005|
|Study Completion Date :||June 2007|
- Change in gait variability, energy cost of walking, perception of effort in walking, and adaptability of gait to changing environmental conditions, pre and post intervention (12 weeks)
- Physical activity, endurance in walking, falls efficacy, performance of usual activities of living, pre and post intervention (12 weeks)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00177359
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Principal Investigator:||Jessie VanSwearingen, PhD, PT||University of Pittsburgh|