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Quality of Life in Adult Neurological Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01573936
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 10, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purposes of this study were to evaluate the influence of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation program in the improvement of the health-related quality of life among adult neurological patients and to identify the sociodemographic and clinical associated characteristics. Subjects with spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury and poliomyelitis survivors participated in the study. All participants underwent a rehabilitation program (RP) from January 2008 through July 2010, which consists of 40-minutes of many therapies for 1-2 days a week. The WHOQOL-BREF was applied at the initial and discharge assessments.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Spinal Cord Injury Acquired Brain Injury Poliomyelitis Other: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, psycotherapy, medical consultations

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 70 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Influence of Rehabilitation on Quality of Life in Adult Patients With Neurological Disorders
Study Start Date : January 2008
Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rehabilitation
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: rehabilitation program
Rehabilitation program from January 2008 through July 2010, which consists of 40-minutes of many therapies for 1-2 days a week
Other: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, psycotherapy, medical consultations
The mean duration of the RP was 7.47 ± 4.45 months, but it was not standardized because this factor was not one of the parameters of interest for this study

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. WHOQOL-BREF [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of rehabilitation program, an expected average of 7 months ]
    The brief version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) is a sound, cross-culturally valid assessment of health-related quality of life in adults populations. Its assessment shows good to excellent internal consistency, test-retest reliability, discriminant validity, content validity, and construct validity in the healthy population and in different patient groups.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 74 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosed with spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury and poliomyelitis survivors
  • at least 18 years old
  • consented to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cognitive problems to understand and to respond the assessment instrument, according to medical files description and interviewer previous judgment
More Information

Responsible Party: Denise Midori Yoshihara, Principal Investigator, Associação de Assistência a Criança Deficiente
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01573936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Yoshihara_AACD2011
First Posted: April 10, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 10, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Denise Midori Yoshihara, Associação de Assistência a Criança Deficiente:
acquired brain injury
health-related quality of life
poliomyelitis survivor
spinal cord injury
completed the WHOQOL-BREF

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Spinal Cord Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Central Nervous System Infections
Neuromuscular Diseases