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Instrumented Data Exchange for Ataxia Study (IDEA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04268147
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 13, 2020
Last Update Posted : November 3, 2022
APDM Wearable Technologies
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
This research study is testing body-worn sensors to measure movement during simple tests of coordination, in order to evaluate the progression and severity of ataxia.

Condition or disease
Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2 Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 6 Friedreich Ataxia

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 144 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: APDM Instrumented Data Exchange for Ataxia (IDEA) Study
Actual Study Start Date : June 1, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2024

Spinocerebellar Ataxia-1
individuals with a genetically confirmed diagnosis of SCA-1
Spinocerebellar Ataxia-2
individuals with a genetically confirmed diagnosis of SCA-2
Spinocerebellar Ataxia-3
individuals with a genetically confirmed diagnosis of SCA-3
Spinocerebellar Ataxia-6
individuals with a genetically confirmed diagnosis of SCA-6
Freidreich's Ataxia
individuals with a genetically confirmed diagnosis of FA
FA Controls
Healthy, age-matched controls
SCA Controls
Healthy, age-matched controls

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. iSARA [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    measurements collected by wearable inertial sensors during instrumented Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (iSARA)

  2. SARA [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (SARA) measurements evaluated by clinician to measure severity of spinocerebellar ataxia through coordination, speech, stance, and gait

  3. mFARS [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    modified Friedreich's Ataxia Rating Scale (mFARS) measurements evaluated by clinician compared to measure severity of Friedreich's ataxia through coordination, speech, stance, and gait

  4. Daily Life (UChicago site ONLY) [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    APDM SmartSox technology used to measure daily life activity(movement, falls, etc.) of all University of Chicago subjects

  5. Ataxia App on Watch/iPhone [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Bi-weekly assessments completed on Ataxia Application for Apple Watches and iPhones. Data collected includes active monitoring of speech, stance, coordination, gait and patient-reported symptoms.

  6. Patient-Reported Questionnaires of Health [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Activities, Balance, and Confidence (ABC) Questionnaire; EQ-5D-5L Health Questionnaire; Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS-5); Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

  7. Falls Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Automatic email sent out to subjects inquiring about any falls and near falls they have experienced during the past month

  8. Functional Staging [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Clinician evaluates severity of ataxia symptoms.

  9. Timed 25 Foot Walk [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Subjects walk for 25 feet, as quickly and safely as possible, while being timed

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
ataxia clinics

Inclusion Criteria:

  • SCA 1, 2, 3, 6, and FA with mutations in the pathogenic range confirmed from genetic testing
  • SCA: aged 18-75 years
  • FA: aged 12-30, diagnosed between ages 5-25
  • community dwelling
  • physically/cognitively capable of consenting/assenting and complying with the protocol based on investigator's judgement
  • able to walk independently 10 yards without an assistive device
  • able to sit or stand unassisted for 30 seconds
  • no other neurological or musculoskeletal disorder that could affect mobility
  • no other history of head injury, vestibular function, stroke, or other disorders that could affect mobility
  • willing and able to participate in a 2-year study
  • consent to be video recorded while performing study assessments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • dementia that limits subjects' ability to follow directions
  • pain that limits mobility
  • SCA: enrolled in a clinical drug trial

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04268147

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Contact: Hannah Casey 7737024610 hannahcasey@uchicago.edu

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United States, California
University of California-Los Angeles Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: Aaron Fisher       adfisher@mednet.ucla.edu   
Principal Investigator: Susan Perlman, MD         
United States, Illinois
The University of Chicago Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Contact: Hannah Casey    773-702-4610    hannahcasey@uchicago.edu   
Principal Investigator: Christopher Gomez, MD, PhD         
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Medicine Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231
Contact: Michelle Joyce       mjoyce14@jhmi.edu   
Principal Investigator: Liana Rosenthal, MD         
United States, Massachusetts
Mass General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Contact: Jason Macmore       jmacmore@mgh.harvard.edu   
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Schmahmann, MD         
United States, Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University Recruiting
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Contact: Patty Carlson-Kuhta       carlsonp@ohsu.edu   
Principal Investigator: Delaram Safarpour, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
APDM Wearable Technologies
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Responsible Party: University of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04268147    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB18-1580
First Posted: February 13, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 3, 2022
Last Verified: November 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebellar Ataxia
Spinocerebellar Ataxias
Friedreich Ataxia
Spinocerebellar Degenerations
Machado-Joseph Disease
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Cerebellar Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Mitochondrial Diseases
Metabolic Diseases