Gait Training for Persons With Stroke (GTS)
The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of an automatic gait trainer (Lokomat) handled by physical therapists compared with categorized gait training by physical therapists in ambulatory stroke patients. Gait speed, gait distance and gait symmetry are used to evaluate study effects.
Hypotheses: 1) The Lokomat improves stroke patients gait speed, distance and symmetry more than categorized gait training.
|Stroke Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction||Behavioral: Lokomat - Physical therapy Behavioral: Physical therapy - Lokomat||Early Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Lokomat Gait Orthosis Compared to Categorized Gait Training by Physical Therapists in Patients Early Post Stroke|
- 10 meters walking test (gait speed) [ Time Frame: at inclusion, week 3 and week 6 ]
- Six minutes walking test [ Time Frame: Inclusion, wek 3 and week 6 ]
- Gait symmetry index [ Time Frame: Inclusion, week 3 and week 6 ]
- Timed Up And Go [ Time Frame: Inclusion, Week 3 and Week 6 ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Gait training by an automatic gait trainer (Lokomat) for 3 weeks followed by 3 weeks of categorized gait training by a physical therapist
Behavioral: Lokomat - Physical therapy
A: Lokomat training, 30 minutes per day for 3 weeks, 5 days per week. B: Categorized gait training by physical therapist, 30 minutes per day for 3 weeks, 5 days per week
Categorized gait training by physical therapists for 3 weeks followed by 3 weeks of lokomat training
Behavioral: Physical therapy - Lokomat
B: Daily 30 minutes of gait training with a physical therapist, 5 days per week for 3 weeks.
A: Daily 30 minutes of Lokomat training, 5 days per week for 3 weeks.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00612300
|Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Center|
|Study Chair:||Jørgen F Nielsen, Professor||Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Center, Denmark|
|Study Director:||Carsten Kock-Jensen, MD||Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Center, Denmark|
|Principal Investigator:||John Brincks, PhD student||Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Reseach Center|