Treadmill in the Rehabilitation of Parkinsonian Gait
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03815409|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 24, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Parkinson's Disease||Other: Treadmill with partial weight unload Other: Traditional PT rehabilitation treatment||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||36 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Rehabilitation of Parkinsonian Gait in Body Weight Support Combined With Treadmill: a Controlled Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 15, 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 30, 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 30, 2008|
Experimental: BWSTT group
The sessions were conducted on a treadmill with partial weight unload.
Other: Treadmill with partial weight unload
10-minute treadmill walk with a support corresponding to 20% of his/her own weight, followed by a 5-minute rest and a second 10-minute session on the treadmill with a support corresponding to 10% of his/her own weight. In the initial treadmill session, the starting speed of the treadmill was set to 0.5 km/h, subsequent increments of 0.5 km/h per minute were added to reach the maximum speed that was comfortably tolerated by the patient. This latter was used for the entire training period.
The traditional PT rehabilitation treatment included passive, active and active-assisted exercises, according to the methods commonly used (Kabat, Bobath).
Other: Traditional PT rehabilitation treatment
Every 40-minute treatment session consisted in isotonic and isometric exercises for the major muscles of the limbs and trunk including cardiovascular warm-up exercises (5 minutes), muscle stretching exercises (10 minutes), muscle stretching exercises for functional purposes (10 minutes), balance training exercises (10 minutes), relaxation exercises (5 minutes)
- speed of gait [ Time Frame: after 4-week rehabilitative program ]m/s - higher values represent better outcome
- Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale III (UPDRS-III) [ Time Frame: after 4-week rehabilitative program ]Motor disability of Parkinson's Disease (scale from 0 to 56). Higher values represent a worse outcome.
- Functional Independence Measure (FIM) [ Time Frame: after 4-week rehabilitative program ]Independence in activity of daily living (scale from 18 to 126). Higher values represent a better outcome.
- Cadence of step [ Time Frame: after 4-week rehabilitative program ]step/min - higher values represent better outcome
- stride duration [ Time Frame: after 4-week rehabilitative program ]ms - higher values represent worse outcome
- stride length [ Time Frame: after 4-week rehabilitative program ]meter - higher values represent better outcome
- stance [ Time Frame: after 4-week rehabilitative program ]percentage variation - higher values represent worse outcome
- swing [ Time Frame: after 4-week rehabilitative program ]percentage variation - higher values represent better outcome
- number of strides in 10 meters [ Time Frame: after 4-week rehabilitative program ]number - higher values represent worse outcome
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03815409
|Study Director:||Cristina Tassorelli, Prof||IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia|