Effect of Adaptive Training for Balance Recovery
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02126488|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 30, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 28, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Balance, Postural Prevention, Accident||Behavioral: treadmill slip perturbation Behavioral: treadmill training placebo Behavioral: observation training||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||308 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Perturbation Training for Fall-risk Reduction Among Older Adults|
|Study Start Date :||June 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2018|
Experimental: treadmill perturbation
treadmill slip perturbation
Behavioral: treadmill slip perturbation
Group A will receive perturbation training on a treadmill with precisely controlled slip-like displacements and then encounter an unannounced novel slip during over-ground walking.
Placebo Comparator: treadmill placebo
treadmill training placebo
Behavioral: treadmill training placebo
An age-matched control group (Group B) will receive only placebo training (on the same treadmill for the same duration but without perturbation) but encounter an identical novel slip during their over-ground walking.
Sham Comparator: observation
Behavioral: observation training
An age-matched observation-training group (Group C) will watch a training video and slides. When exposed to an identical novel slip in over-ground walking, they will know where and how the slip is going to occur and how to resist a fall.
- Fall incidence [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
- Dynamic stability [ Time Frame: 6 months ]The dynamic stability will be evaluated based on the dynamic relationship of motion state (i.e., the combination of position and velocity) between the center of mass and the base of support. It will be calculated as the shortest distance from the instantaneous motion state of the center of mass to the threshold against backward fall. It is a dimensionless variable.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02126488
|United States, Illinois|
|Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis Laboratory|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612|
|Principal Investigator:||Yi-Chung Pai, PhD||University of Illinois at Chicago|