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Evidence-based Physical Therapy in Children With Cerebral Palsy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 17, 2014
KU Leuven
University Ghent
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven

Brief Summary:
The study aims to evaluate evidence-based practice behavior in usual care physical therapy in Flanders. Secondly, it aims to compare the effectiveness of a predefined physical therapy program based on evidence-based guidelines to the effects of a period of usual care. It is hypothesized that supporting therapists by providing a predefined evidence-based intervention program, will result in an improved treatment outcome compared to the usual care physical therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cerebral Palsy Other: No intervention, no follow-up, only registration Other: Intervention period Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evidence-based Practice and Its Effectiveness in Physical Therapy Treatment of Children With Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy.
Study Start Date : September 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Usual Care
No intervention, no follow-up, only registration of usual therapy
Other: No intervention, no follow-up, only registration
Usual Care

Experimental: Intervention period
Predefined, evidence-based program and support
Other: Intervention period
Predefined intervention program

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Gross Motor Function Measure - 88 [ Time Frame: baseline, after 10 weeks of usual care and after 10 weeks of intervention ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in three-dimensional gait analysis [ Time Frame: baseline, after 10 weeks of usual care and after 10 weeks intervention ]
    Gait Profile Score, Movement Assessment Profiles and time-and distance parameters

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Age 4- 9 y
  • Gross Motor Function Classification I-III (ambulant)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe associated problems limiting participation to the programs
  • Severe musculoskeletal limitations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02193386

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University Hospital Leuven (Pellenberg) - Reference centre for children with Cerebral Palsy
Pellenberg, Flanders, Belgium, 3212
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
KU Leuven
University Ghent
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Responsible Party: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier: NCT02193386    
Other Study ID Numbers: S51880
ML5982 ( Registry Identifier: UZ Leuven )
First Posted: July 17, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 17, 2014
Last Verified: September 2010
Keywords provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:
Cerebral Palsy
Physical Therapy
gait analysis
gross motor function
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebral Palsy
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Brain Damage, Chronic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases