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French-Canadian Version of the Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP)

This study has been completed.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by:
Nova Scotia Health Authority Identifier:
First received: November 15, 2006
Last updated: September 28, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
The purpose of this project is to develop French Canadian versions of the Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP). Translating a measurement instrument in the field of biomedical sciences requires not only the language to be taken into account but also the cultural context. We will determine the measurement properties of the WST-F and complete the randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of the WSTP-F.

Condition Intervention
Disabled Persons
Procedure: Wheelchair skills traing program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Translation, Validation and Evaluation of the Efficacy of the French-Canadian Version of the Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP)

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Further study details as provided by Nova Scotia Health Authority:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • French version of the Wheelchair Skills Test

Enrollment: 41
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • eighteen (18) or older;
  • use a manual wheelchair at least four (4) hours per day;
  • in the rehabilitation process (including training in manual wheelchair use);
  • have enough ability to develop skills included in the wheelchair skills training program;
  • are willing to take part in the study;
  • French-speaking individual capable of understanding enough of the English language to sign this form after carefully reading it
  • competent to give informed consent or have a proxy with power of attorney;
  • have the verbal endorsement of the clinical therapist (if any) to participate;
  • have the permission of the attending physician or occupational therapist to participate;
  • are alert and cooperative.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • have an unstable medical condition (e.g. angina, seizures), as indicated by the attending physician, hospital or rehabilitation centre staff, enhanced registered nurse or self-report;
  • have an emotional or psychiatric problem of a type or extent that might make participation unpleasant, as indicated by the attending physician, hospital or rehabilitation centre staff, enhanced registered nurse or self-report.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00400244

Canada, Quebec
Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en readaption
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2H 2N8
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Principal Investigator: Francois Routhier, PhD Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: François Routhier, CIRRIS Identifier: NCT00400244     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDHA009
Study First Received: November 15, 2006
Last Updated: September 28, 2009

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