Activity and Participation in Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy (APCP)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01217242|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 8, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 5, 2012
|Condition or disease|
We want to know how the physical activity of children with walking problems or cerebral palsy (CP) relates to what they do in their day to day lives.
We are looking for children who:
- Have walking problems that started before age 2
- Have any type of cerebral palsy (CP) or primary problem that is a developmental movement disorder
- May have hemiplegia, diplegia, walking quadriplegia, May have ataxia, spastic, mixed tone, athetoid, or dyskinetic
- Ages 2 years to less than 10 years
- Able to do some functional walking with or without help(walkers, gait trainers)
- Project requires a one time visit to Seattle Children's Hospital of about 2 hours.
- Children and/or parents will complete surveys.
- The child will be tested for their gross motor and walking skills like at a physical therapy session.
- The child will be given an ankle monitor to wear for 7-10 days.
- They will return the monitor by mail with a questionnaire about what they did the last week.
- Families will receive a print out of their child's walking activity
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||128 participants|
|Official Title:||Cross-sectional Descriptive Study to Quantify to What Extent Activity Capacity, Performance and Body Composition Predict Day to Day Life Participation in Ambulatory Children With CP.|
|Study Start Date :||August 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2011|
Children with cerebral palsy (CP)
ages 2 to < 10 years who are able to walk with or without an assistive device
- Community walking activity with the STEPWATCH accelerometer [ Time Frame: Assessed at one time point with a 7-10 walking sample ]Walking activity performance within the context of daily life will be measured with a monitor called the StepWatch. The StepWatch was specifically designed and validated for long-term assessment of ambulatory activity during day-to-day life. It is a small,waterproof, self-contained device that is worn on the ankle. It records the number of strides taken every minute for up to two months between downloads.
- Participation in day to day life activities [ Time Frame: Assessed as one time point by parental/child report of participation in the last 4 months ]Participation will be quantified by two valid measures of pediatric life participation, the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE) and the Assessment of Life Habits (Life-H for Children).The CAPE was designed to document the child's report of participation in day to day activities, while the Life-H for children is intended to describe a group of life habits that are characteristic of children in their environment (home, school and neighborhood).
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01217242
|United States, Washington|
|Seattle Children's Research Institute|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101|
|Study Director:||Carol Nicholson, MD||NIH NICHD|