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Gait Stability of People With Lower-limb Amputations

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kim Parker, Capital District Health Authority, Canada Identifier:
First received: June 3, 2009
Last updated: September 18, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether there are quantifiable differences in walking stability, as measured by the acceleration of the trunk or the variation in step length, between people with unilateral below-knee amputations from vascular reasons or from trauma reasons.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Gait Stability of People With Lower-limb Amputations

Further study details as provided by Nova Scotia Health Authority:

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
People with a unilateral below-knee amputations due to a vascular reason
People with a below-knee amputation due to nonvascular reasons
People with no gait impairments.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Prosthetic outpatient clinic of one rehabilitation centre

Inclusion Criteria:

  • be over the age of 18;
  • be able to walk comfortably for a minimum of two (2) minutes;
  • be willing to take part in the study, including signing the consent after carefully reading it;
  • be able to read and understand English and follow verbal and visual instructions;
  • are competent to give informed consent or have a proxy with power of attorney.
  • have an unilateral, transtibial amputation;
  • been fitted with a prosthesis for over six weeks.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00915109

Canada, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4K4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kim Parker
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kim Parker, Rehabilitation Engineer, Capital District Health Authority, Canada Identifier: NCT00915109     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDHA-RS-2010-026
Study First Received: June 3, 2009
Last Updated: September 18, 2012

Keywords provided by Nova Scotia Health Authority:
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