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Motion Analysis of Sit-to-Stand Movements in Children With Spastic Diplegia

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 April 2006 by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00314301
First Posted: April 13, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 17, 2006
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Collaborator:
National Taiwan University
Information provided by:
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to compare movement variations before and after the loaded training, with kinematics, kinetics, and electromyography, in children with spastic diplegia and to further discuss mechanisms of the loaded training.

Condition Intervention
Cerebral Palsy Device: loaded sit-to-stand training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Motion Analysis of Sit-to-Stand Movements in Children With Spastic Diplegia Before and After Loaded Sit-to-Stand Training

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • kinematic measures of lower extremity and the whole body
  • kinetic measures of lower extremity and the whole body
  • electromyographic measures of lower extremity and the whole body

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2007
Detailed Description:

Subjects: This study will recruit twenty children who are aged between 5 and 12 years, with spastic diplegia, and without having major surgeries or botulinum toxin injection on lower extremities during the past 6 months prior to participate in this study.

Methods: The Vicon 250 motion analysis system, 3 AMTI force platforms and the EMG recording system will be used to collect data of sit-to-stand (STS) movements. Baseline, pre- and post-training evaluations will be carried out. The duration of the baseline and pre-training evaluations is 2 months. The training period will take about 6 weeks. Each evaluation will take two separate days to accomplish. On the first day, the STS1RM of individual children was determined. On the second day, kinematic and kinetic data of STS movements in natural and loaded (applying load of 50% STS1RM during STS movements) conditions were collected. Data of smoothness, maximal extension moment and around hip and knee joints, onset time of lower extremity muscles will then be calculated. Results of each evaluation will be used for further comparison.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed as spastic diplegia
  • Aged between 5 and 12 years
  • Able to perform the STS movements without assistance
  • Able to cooperate and understand commands given

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe musculoskeletal deformity or pain on lower extremities
  • Botulism injection in the past 3 months or major operations in the preceding 6 months on lower extremities
  • Uncontrolled epilepsy
  • Major sensory deficits, such as blindness or deafness
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00314301


Contacts
Contact: Yuh-Ting Lin, MSc 866-2-8966-7000 ext 1411 yuh_ting_lin@hotmail.com
Contact: Jao-Shwann Liang, MD 866-2-8966-7000 ext 1411

Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Hua-Fang Liao, MPH    886-2-3322\8136    hfliao@ntu.edu.tw   
Principal Investigator: Yuh-Ting Lin, MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
National Taiwan University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yuh-Ting Lin, MSc Research Ethics Review Committee of the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00314301     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 94023
First Submitted: April 12, 2006
First Posted: April 13, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 17, 2006
Last Verified: April 2006

Keywords provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:
cerebral palsy
resistance
movement
biomechanics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Palsy
Brain Damage, Chronic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases