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The Evaluation of Balance Control by Quantification of Temporospatial Measures While Forward and Side Reaching

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2011 by Dr. Ofer Keren, Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Ofer Keren, Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: October 10, 2011
Last updated: October 17, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
Balance control is the sum action of the sense and reaction systems. In order to perform different activities in different postures one must have the ability to control and to adjust his balance in different conditions.A deficit in brain action following injury, disease or aging can undermine the ability to control balance and increase the risk to fall.The limitation in gait and mobility can increase morbidity. There is a limited number of tools evaluating and recording balance control ability. Most of this tools are observational and can be used in the clinical field. The aim of this work is to estimate the feasibility of an objective tool that can evaluate balance by tracking objective quantitative measures during the standard physical therapy session without using an expensive equipment. By using this tool the therapist can monitor the patient and collect quantitive data while performing tasks while keeping balance. This tool will allow the therapist to detect changes in balance and evaluate the effect of different conditions on the patients balance. This tool is based on the well known functional reach test. The addition of this tool to the test is the use of a simple camera and a computer softwear that will collect the data and analyze it while performing the test. This tool will give the therapist information on the responsiveness and the spatiotemporal measures of the performance. The aim of this work is to check what is the contribution of spatiotemporal measures of the functional reach test among patients suffering from acquired brain injury to the understanding of the motor function and balance control of people suffering from brain injury. .

Brain Injury

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Evaluation of Balance Control by Quantification of the Temporospatial Measures of Functional Reach Test

Further study details as provided by Dr. Ofer Keren, Sheba Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: November 2011
ABI 50-70 y
patients suffering from acquired brain injury aged 50-70 years old
ABI 25-50y
Patients suffering from acquired brain injury aged 25-50 years oled


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Acquired Brain patients who are hospitalized in the Brain Injury department in Sheba Medical Center Israel for rehabilitation. Males and females, from them 20 aged 25-50, 20 aged 50-70.All the participents are able to stand without assistance for at list 10 sec. and can walk with or without walking aid. In addition they will not have any limitation of the upper or lower limbs range of motion.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acquired Brain Injury patients Can stand without assistance for at list 10 sec. Can walk 10m with or without walking aid Has no limitation in RPOM of the upper or lower limb need no guardian

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Apraxia of all kind Aphasia Neglect
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01451216

Contact: Ofer Keren, MD 972-3-5305183

Sheba Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Ramat Gan, Israel
Contact: Ofer Keren, MD    972-3-5305183   
Sub-Investigator: Michal Katz-Leurar, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Study Chair: Michal Katz-Leurar, PhD Sheba Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Ofer Keren, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01451216     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-11-8745-OK-CTIL
Study First Received: October 10, 2011
Last Updated: October 17, 2011

Keywords provided by Dr. Ofer Keren, Sheba Medical Center:
Acquired brain injury
Balance control
Functional reach

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Injuries
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on May 25, 2017