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Physical Work Capacity After Traumatic Brain Injury

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00653640
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether body weight supported treadmill training is more effective than traditional physical therapy at restoring gait in persons recovering from traumatic brain injury.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Traumatic Brain Injury Procedure: body weight supported treadmill training Procedure: traditional physical therapy

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 88 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Physical Work Capacity After Traumatic Brain Injury
Study Start Date : May 2006
Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Study Completion Date : March 2012

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
body weight supported treadmill training
Procedure: body weight supported treadmill training
BWSTT for 12 weeks, 3 times per week
Placebo Comparator: 2
traditional physical therapy
Procedure: traditional physical therapy
traditional PT for 12 weeks, 3 times per week


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overground gait speed [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. aerobic capacity [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • traumatic brain injury
  • follow two step commands
  • between 18 and 60 years old
  • between 3 and 36 months post injury

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known cardiovascular disease
  • uncooperative, behavioral challenges
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Texas
Transitional Learning Center
Galveston, Texas, United States, 77550
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kurt A. Mossberg, PT, PhD University of Texas, Galveston
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Responsible Party: Kurt Mossberg, Professor, The University of Texas, Galveston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00653640     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 98-367
R01HD046570 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Kurt Mossberg, The University of Texas, Galveston:
rehabilitation
head injury
3 months post injury
require manual assistance or walking aids to walk
very slow walking speed
able to follow two step commands

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries, Traumatic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System