Analysis of the Biomechanics of Walking
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02547285|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 11, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2015
The proportion of people aged 60 and over in the French population has increased from 18% in 1970 to over 22% in 2010.
One major problem in the elderly is falling. About half of these falls cause a minor injury and between 5% and 25% will cause a more serious injury such as a fracture or a sprain (Alexander et al., 1992; Nevitt et al., 1991).
It therefore seems essential to study the locomotion of seniors to limit the maximum risk of falling into a public health measure.
Two factors may be involved:
- The first corresponds to factors related to natural aging topics
- The second is the environment that is a real problem for seniors (Rolling showers, presence of works ....) And especially the port of inappropriate footwear.
Indeed, most of the elderly, institutionalized or not, do not wear proper shoes. It is this parameter that will be highlighted in our study.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Elderly People Falls||Other: Shoes characteristics|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Official Title:||Analysis of the Biomechanics of Walking in the Senior Under the Terms of Footwear|
|Study Start Date :||February 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2014|
Shoes characteristics in elderly people
The subjects will test different characteristics on the same shoe. A single parameter vary for each test (Different insole, heel height, stem length ...)
Other: Shoes characteristics
A single parameter of shoe vary for each test (Different insole, heel height, stem length ...)
- Best stability shoe [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
The pair of shoe that will provide the best comfort and driving stability defined by (composite measure) :
- the largest step
- and the small time single support
- and the lowest medial-lateral force to ADAL carpet
- and the smallest ellipse surface
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02547285
|CHU de SAINT-ETIENNE|
|Saint-etienne, France, 42000|
|Principal Investigator:||Roger OUILLON, MD||CHU de SAINT-ETIENNE|