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Fitball Program Versus Task-oriented Motor Program on Improving Postural Control in Developmental Coordination Disorder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01207544
First Posted: September 23, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2012
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Collaborator:
Kowloon Hospital, Hong Kong
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marco Yiu-Chung Pang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  Purpose
Children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) often have poor postural control and motor skills that affect their activities of daily living and participation in school activities. The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to compare the effects of fitball training versus task-oriented motor training for children with DCD.

Condition Intervention
Developmental Coordination Disorder Behavioral: Fitball exercise Behavioral: task-oriented motor training program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effectiveness of Fitball Program Versus Task-oriented Motor Program on Improving Postural Control and Motor Proficiency in Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder

Further study details as provided by Marco Yiu-Chung Pang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Brunininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency II [ Time Frame: Week 0 ]
    Brunininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency II is a tool for assessing motor skills.

  • Brunininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency II [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sensory Organization Test (SOT) [ Time Frame: Week 0 ]
    SOT is a tool for measuring postural stability.

  • Sensory Organization Test (SOT) [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]

Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: fitball program
This group will undergo the fitball program consisting of a supervised exercise session once per week for 8 weeks, supplemented by home exercises. The exercise session will be conducted by a qualified physiotherapist.
Behavioral: Fitball exercise
Supervised fitball exercise program session (1 hour per session, 1 session per week, for 8 consecutive weeks), supplemented by daily home exercise program.
Active Comparator: Task-oriented program
This group will undergo the task-oriented motor training program consisting of a supervised exercise session once per week for 8 weeks, supplemented by home exercises. The exercise session will be conducted by a qualified physiotherapist.
Behavioral: task-oriented motor training program
Task-oriented motor exercise program session (1 hour per session, 1 session per week, for 8 consecutive weeks), supplemented by daily home exercise program.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of DCD according to DSM-IV criteria
  • Poor motor skills (Movement Assessment Battery for Children score <15 percentile, or any two or more of subtests in BOT II < 1.5 SD)
  • aged between 6-12 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • have attended treatment for motor problems in the previous 6 months
  • any major co-morbid medical / neurological / sensory problems such as moderate to severe mental disability, profound visual or hearing impairment, severe sensory problems, or had any major behavioral problems.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01207544


Locations
Hong Kong
The Kowloon Hospital
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon Hospital, Hong Kong
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Marco YC Pang, PhD The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marco Yiu-Chung Pang, Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01207544     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSEARS2009113001
First Submitted: September 22, 2010
First Posted: September 23, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012

Keywords provided by Marco Yiu-Chung Pang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:
motor
balance
developmental
physiotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Ataxia
Motor Skills Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders