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Sensitivity to Change of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale in Patients With Stroke

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01536990
First Posted: February 22, 2012
Last Update Posted: February 22, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Josephus L. Verheijde, Mayo Clinic
  Purpose
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability, construct validity, and sensitivity to change of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) in individuals affected by stroke.

Condition
Lower Extremity Dysfunction Stroke

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Sensitivity to Change of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale and a Single-Item Functional Assessment Tool in Patients With Neurological Impairments Secondary to Stroke

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Further study details as provided by Josephus L. Verheijde, Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • LEFS [ Time Frame: 36 days average (range 4-76 days) ]
    Lower Extremity Function Scale


Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Stroke
Medically stable patients receiving inpatient or outpatient physical therapy care for lower extremity dysfunction secondary to stroke.

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability, construct validity, and sensitivity to change of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) in individuals affected by stroke. Patients were measured with the LEFS at the beginning and end of physical therapy treatment, or at 8 weeks of physical therapy treatment.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Medically stable patients receiving inpatient or outpatient physical therapy care for lower extremity dysfunction due to stroke.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medically stable patients receiving inpatient or outpatient physical therapy care for lower extremity dysfunction due to stroke

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to understand English
  • More than moderate assist for bed mobility and coming to sitting from the supine position
  • Lower extremity amputation
  • Unable to reach overhead, grasp an object, or feed self with an upper extremity
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01536990


Locations
United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph L Verheijde, PhD MBA PT Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Josephus L. Verheijde, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01536990     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-002770
First Submitted: February 16, 2012
First Posted: February 22, 2012
Last Update Posted: February 22, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stroke
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases