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Effect of Video Game Based Physical Activity Training in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis

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Verified February 2017 by Turhan Kahraman, Dokuz Eylul University
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Turhan Kahraman, Dokuz Eylul University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT03045380
First received: February 3, 2017
Last updated: February 7, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
  Purpose
The study was designed to investigate the effect of video games based physical activity training on upper extremity functions, walking, balance and cognitive functions in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). For this aim, the participants with MS will be divided into three groups: game based physical activity training, conventional rehabilitation, and no intervention groups. The experimental groups will receive therapy sessions once a week for 8 weeks. The no intervention group will receive no intervention, they will be assessed at baseline and after 8 weeks.

Condition Intervention
Multiple Sclerosis Other: Game based physical activity training Other: Conventional physiotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Video Game Based Physical Activity Training on Upper Extremity Functions, Walking, Balance and Cognitive Functions in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis

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Further study details as provided by Turhan Kahraman, Dokuz Eylul University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Nine-Hole Peg Test [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    The Nine-Hole Peg Test measures finger dexterity.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Expanded Disability Status Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Expanded Disability Status Scale is a method of quantifying disability in multiple sclerosis.

  • 12-Item Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    The 12-item multiple sclerosis walking scale is a self-report measure of the impact of multiple sclerosis on the individual's walking ability.

  • Timed 25-Foot Walk [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    A clinical tool to evaluate patients for quantitative mobility and leg function performance test in a timed, 25 foot walk.

  • Six-Spot Step Test [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    Six-Spot Step Test reflects a complex array of sensori-motor functions, part of which are lower limb strength, spasticity and coordination, as well as balance.

  • Five Times Sit to Stand Test [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    A measure of functional lower limb muscle strength.

  • Sit-Up Test [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    The Sit-Up Test measures strength and endurance of the abdominals and hip-flexor muscles.

  • Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    Subjective measure of confidence in performing various ambulatory activities without falling or experiencing a sense of unsteadiness.

  • Manual Ability Measure-36 [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    The Manual Ability Measurement is a questionnaire on perceived ease or difficulty that a persons may experience when performing unilateral and bilateral activities of daily living tasks.

  • Beck Depression Inventory [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    The Beck Depression Inventory is one of the most widely used psychometric tests for measuring the severity of depression.

  • Modified Fatigue Impact Scale [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    The Modified Fatigue Impact Scale assesses the perceived impact of fatigue.

  • Multiple Sclerosis International Quality of Life Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    The Multiple Sclerosis International Quality of Life Questionnaire is a multi-dimensional, self-administered, disease specific quality of life scale.

  • Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 8 weeks ]
    The Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis is an international initiative to recommend and support a cognitive assessment that is brief, practical and universal. It includes tests of mental processing speed and memory.


Estimated Enrollment: 51
Actual Study Start Date: November 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Game based rehabilitation
Game based rehabilitation will be administered once a week for 8 weeks.
Other: Game based physical activity training
Based on the physical levels of the patients, appropriate games will be selected and video game based physical activity training will be started. Video games will be played with Xbox One with motion sensor (Microsoft) and a 50'' Liquid Crystal Display. Depending on the prognosis of the patients, the grades of the games and types of the games will be changed. A game based physical activity training session takes 30 to 45 minutes. The program will be administered once a week for 8 weeks.
Active Comparator: Conventional rehabilitation
Conventional physiotherapy program will be administered once a week for 8 weeks.
Other: Conventional physiotherapy
A conventional physiotherapy program including balance, upper extremity, and core stabilization exercises will be implemented. A conventional physiotherapy session takes 30 to 45 minutes. The program will be administered once a week for 8 weeks.
No Intervention: No intervention
Waitlist

Detailed Description:

MS is an inflammatory, demyelinating, and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system. The most common clinical signs and symptoms are fatigue, spasticity, affecting mobility, cognitive impairment, chronic pain, depression, decreased quality of life, and bladder and bowel dysfunction.

In order to increase and maintain the quality of life of individuals with MS these disease-related progressive symptoms need to be managed. For this reason, patients need long-term rehabilitation. This situation reduces the motivation of the people over time and makes the continuity of treatment difficult. Developments in rehabilitation technology aim to contribute to the treatment process as well as to increase the active participation of individuals with chronic diseases.

Current literature has shown that video-based physical activity training as non-pharmacological therapy may be an effective method for symptoms such as balance, tremor, fatigue, cognitive functions in persons with MS.

The primary purpose of the study was to examine the effects and persistence of 8-week video games-based physical activity training in MS patients on upper extremity functions, walking, balance, cognitive functions, quality of life, depression and fatigue. The second aim of the study was to investigate the effect and persistence of traditional physiotherapy of 8 weeks on MS patients on upper extremity functions, walking, balance, cognitive functions, quality of life, depression and fatigue. The third aim of the study is to compare the effects of 8-week videogame-based physical activity training and traditional physiotherapy in MS patients.

Volunteers from persons with MS who are in routine control of the MS Outpatient Clinic of Neurology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University will participate in the study. In accordance with the inclusion criteria, 51 patients were randomly assigned to three groups: 17 patients in the game based rehabilitation group, 17 patients in the conventional rehabilitation group and 17 patients in the no intervention group. Based on the physical levels of the patients, appropriate games will be selected and video game based physical activity training will be started. Video games will be played with Xbox One with motion sensor (Microsoft) and a 52'' Liquid Crystal Display. Depending on the prognosis of the patients, the grades of the games and types of the games will be changed. The program will be administered once a week for 8 weeks. A conventional physiotherapy program including balance, upper extremity, and core stabilization exercises will be implemented. Sessions will take 5-10 minutes warm up, 15-20 minutes exercise and 5-10 minute cool down periods. The program will be administered once a week for 8 weeks. No intervention group formed from waitlist will receive no intervention.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Relapsing-remitting or secondary progressive multiple sclerosis
  • Able to walk at least 100 meters without resting
  • Able to stand for at least half an hour
  • Willingness to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Neurological disease other than multiple sclerosis
  • A relapse during the study
  • Having undergone orthopedic surgery involving the foot-ankle, knee, hip, spine, affecting balance
  • Serious cognitive or psychiatric disorder
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03045380

Locations
Turkey
School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylül University Recruiting
Izmir, Turkey
Contact: Ozge Ertekin, Assoc Prof, PhD    +90 2324124941    ozge28altin@hotmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Asiye Tuba Ozdogar, BSc         
Principal Investigator: Turhan Kahraman, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Pinar Yigit, BSc         
Principal Investigator: Ozge Ertekin, Assoc Prof, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Serkan Ozakbas, Prof, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dokuz Eylul University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Turhan Kahraman, Principal Investigator, Dokuz Eylul University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03045380     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2996-GOA
Study First Received: February 3, 2017
Last Updated: February 7, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on June 23, 2017