Walking Aids in the Management of Hip Osteoarthritis
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not the use of a nonpharmacologic intervention (single point cane) is effective in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Walking Aids in the Management of Hip Osteoarthritis|
- Gait Velocity [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Gait Velocity With a Cane in Hip OA Subjects [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Measured gait velocity when hip OA subjects walked with a cane at the baseline visit.
- Gait Velocity [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Gait velocity when adults with symptomatic hip osteoarthritis walked with a cane after four weeks of cane use
|Study Start Date:||July 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Adult subjects with hip osteoarthritis
Walk with and without a single point cane at baseline and after four weeks
Device: single point cane
Adjustable single point cane with SureGrip handle
No Intervention: Healthy Subjects
Healthy adults walking without a cane at baseline
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common joint disease in humans, is a significant cause of pain and disability. Non-pharmacological treatments for hip OA include education, exercise, appliances (walking sticks or insoles), and weight reduction if obese or overweight. Canes are often recommended to reduce adverse forces across joints although there is currently no research evidence regarding the efficacy of walking sticks for hip OA. Little information is available regarding the impact of walking aids on psychosocial function and quality of life in individuals with hip OA. This study will evaluate the effects of walking aids in hip OA by examining gait biomechanics, quality of life, pain, and opinions regarding using a cane.
Comparisons: Compare gait biomechanics in people with symptomatic unilateral hip OA while walking with and without a cane at baseline and after 4 weeks of cane use. Compare gait biomechanics in people with symptomatic unilateral hip OA with and without a cane to those of healthy, age-matched controls. Compare pain and health-related quality of life in people with symptomatic unilateral hip OA following 4 weeks of cane use. Determine the association between changes in gait biomechanics, pain, and health-related quality of life in people with symptomatic unilateral hip OA following 4 weeks of cane use.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00506714
|United States, California|
|VA West Los Angeles|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90073|
|Principal Investigator:||Meika A Fang, MD||VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Department of Medicine; UCLA Department of Medicine|