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Ambulation Study in Multiple Sclerosis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Brown, Theodore R., M.D., MPH Identifier:
First received: January 17, 2007
Last updated: May 12, 2011
Last verified: May 2011
This is a study comparing clinical tests of walking and balance. The goal of this study is to discover which of those tests are best at predicting walking problems due to MS.

Multiple Sclerosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective Study of Clinical Indices as Predictors of Ambulatory Effectiveness in Multiple Sclerosis

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Further study details as provided by Brown, Theodore R., M.D., MPH:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Detailed Description:

This study includes:

Three study visits to the MS Center at Evergreen; wearing a pedometer for two, one-week periods to record walking during regular daily activities; keeping a diary for any walking problems such as falls and slips.

Subjects must meet the following criteria:

Diagnosis of MS (any form); 18-70 years of age; be on stable MS treatment OR no MS treatment for the last three months; no scheduled hospitalization in the next six months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects with Multiple Sclerosis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject must have sufficient cognitive ability to maintain a falls diary and follow instructions for wearing the pedometer
  • Subject must have clinically definite MS according to McDonald criteria
  • Subject must have EDSS between 0-6.5
  • Subject must be aged 18-70
  • Subjects must be given informed consent
  • Subjects must be stable on disease modifying therapy or no therapy for at least three months before entry into study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No MS relapse within the last 30 days
  • Subjects must have no scheduled major hospitalizations or surgical procedures during the study time frame. Hospitalization during the study may result in removal from the study
  • Medical conditions other than MS that might significantly impact ambulatory activity (such as angina pectoris) in the judgement of the investigators
  • History or suspicion of non-compliance in the judgement of the investigators
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00424359

Sponsors and Collaborators
Brown, Theodore R., M.D., MPH
Principal Investigator: Theodore R Brown, MD, MPH MS Center at Evergreen
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Theodore R. Brown, MD Mph, MS Center at Evergreen Identifier: NCT00424359     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT01355250
Other Study ID Numbers: WIRB 20050607
Pfizer Inc
Independent Grants 235-14-22
Study First Received: January 17, 2007
Last Updated: May 12, 2011

Keywords provided by Brown, Theodore R., M.D., MPH:
Mulitple Sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017