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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 11, 2013
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Reidun Lauglo

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cerebral Palsy Other: Endurance training intervention Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Enthusiasm - Sweat - Satisfaction! In Youngster With CP
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Aerobic capacity [ Time Frame: Sept. 2009 - april 2010 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life [ Time Frame: Sept. 2009 - April 2010 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 identifier (NCT number): NCT00965133

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

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Reidun Lauglo, Physiotherapist Identifier: NCT00965133     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Shdir-08/4914
First Posted: August 25, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

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