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The Effect of Continuous Passive Motion Training on Neuromuscular Adaptation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ya-Ju Chang, Chang Gung University Identifier:
First received: November 7, 2013
Last updated: November 19, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
After spinal cord injury (SCI), the muscular property altered due to the immobilization adaptation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of remobilization with continuous passive exercise on the adapted paralyzed muscle properties after SCI.

Condition Intervention
Spinal Cord Injury(SCI)
Procedure: Ankle continuous passive motion machine.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Chang Gung University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Muscle tone tests [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1, 2,3, and 4 months. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measure of changes in Hypertonia measured by Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) and Patient Reported Impact of Spasticity Measure (PPSIM).

  • Fatigue index of muscle [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1, 2,3, and 4 months. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measure of changes in Fatigue index of soleus and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles.

Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SCI Procedure: Ankle continuous passive motion machine.
A rehabilitation program of machine driven passive stretch.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of chronic spinal cord injury
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01988142

Chang Gung University
Taoyuan, Taiwan, 333
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chang Gung University
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Responsible Party: Ya-Ju Chang, Associate Professor, Chang Gung University Identifier: NCT01988142     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 95-0973B 
Study First Received: November 7, 2013
Last Updated: November 19, 2013
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by Chang Gung University:
Spinal Cord Injury
Passive motion
Fatigue index

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on October 25, 2016