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Foot Posture in People With Paralysis on One Side After Stroke

This study has been completed.
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University of Kansas Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 24, 2006
Last updated: June 12, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
People who have had a stroke often have difficulty walking and problems with their balance. The purpose of this project is to examine problems with foot postures in people who have weakness on one side of their body

Condition Phase
Stroke Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Foot Posture in People With Hemiplegia After Stroke

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Further study details as provided by University of Kansas Medical Center:

Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2006
Detailed Description:

The specific aims of this study are to:

  1. Describe foot posture in individuals with hemiplegia following stroke using a quantitative navicular drop test.
  2. Determine differences in people with normal, hypotonic, and hypertonic foot posture with regard to ankle range of motion, ankle strength, gait, and balance.

This is an observational design study to describe relationships between the variables. Measurements will include both descriptive and quantitative measures.

Thirty subjects with stroke will participate in one session of testing which will include: clinical assessment of foot posture using a descriptive classification system, quantitative measurement of navicular drop during standing, measurements of ankle range of motion, ankle strength, gait (lower extremity biomechanics and forceplate analysis), and static and dynamic balance. A chi-square test will be used to determine goodness of fit between classification with the descriptive system and the quantitative measurement. Independent one-way ANOVAs will be used to determine the mean differences in the foot posture groups for each of the dependent variables.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
People with hemiplegia from chronic stroke and limited ankle mobility

Inclusion Criteria:

  • subjects must have a diagnosis of a single stroke with resultant hemiplegia and be able to stand up from a seated position and walk 30 feet without assistance.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects will be excluded if they present with significant foot or ankle pathology, other medical problem that would affect gait or balance, or language / cognitive deficits that would impair ability to give informed consent.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00308035

United States, Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Kansas
Principal Investigator: Patricia Kluding, PT PhD University of Kansas Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Patricia Kluding, PT PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center Identifier: NCT00308035     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10144
Study First Received: March 24, 2006
Last Updated: June 12, 2008

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