Endurance Training in Young Persons With Cerebral Palsy; Evaluation of Training Method and Effect

This study has been completed.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Reidun Lauglo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 24, 2009
Last updated: June 10, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
The hypotheses of the study are that children / youth with CP will by possibly use of technical aids be able to perform high intensity endurance training by walking / running on a treadmill, and that this training will improve their health by increased aerobic capacity and quality of life.

Condition Intervention
Cerebral Palsy
Other: Endurance training intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Enthusiasm - Sweat - Satisfaction! In Youngster With CP

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Further study details as provided by Reidun Lauglo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Aerobic capacity [ Time Frame: Sept. 2009 - april 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: Sept. 2009 - April 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: February 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Normal daily activity Other: Endurance training intervention
High intensive interval training of walking / running on treadmill for 1 1/2 - 4 minute,repeated minimum 4 times, at an intensity equalling at least 80% of maximal heart frequency. Performed 2-5 times per week for 4-8 weeks, totally 24 sessions.


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Person with CP, GMFCS-level I-IV, age 10-17 years
  • Living in Mid-Norway
  • Wants to increase his / her level of physical activity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Completes less than 75% of the total number of training sessions
  • Not able to complete the testing and training procedures due to sickness, injury or other physical and psychological conditions
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00965133

Trondheim, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Reidun Lauglo
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Reidun Lauglo, Physiotherapist
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00965133     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Shdir-08/4914 
Study First Received: August 24, 2009
Last Updated: June 10, 2013
Health Authority: Norway: Directorate of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Palsy
Brain Damage, Chronic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases

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