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The Contribution of Heels for Walking Quality Among Children With Muscular Dystrophy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01638169
First Posted: July 11, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 8, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alyn Pediatric & Adolecent Rehabilitation Center
  Purpose
During the stand phase the DMD foot is too plantarflexed in addition patients adopt a higher flexion and abduction of the hip in order to advance the swinging limb. The aim of this work is to assess the immediate contribution of heels for these walking disturbance in children with muscular dystrophy disease.

Condition Intervention
Step Time and Length Symmetry Step Time and Length Variability Heart Rate Gait Velocity Device: adding a heel

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only

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Further study details as provided by Alyn Pediatric & Adolecent Rehabilitation Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • gait parameters [ Time Frame: pre and post heels adj. ]

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: May 2013
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
20 children with DMD Device: adding a heel
walking with and without heels on the gaitrite system

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
children with DMD age >6 yrs walk without heel strike
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age >6 yrs
  • walk without heel strike

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cannot understand simple instructions
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
Israel
Alyn
Jerusalem, Israel, 90190
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alyn Pediatric & Adolecent Rehabilitation Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Alyn Pediatric & Adolecent Rehabilitation Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01638169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 920100239
First Submitted: July 9, 2012
First Posted: July 11, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 8, 2016
Last Verified: June 2015