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Assessing and Improving Balance Using Platform Perturbations

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01207362
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2010 by Kessler Foundation.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 22, 2010
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Kessler Foundation

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare current standing balance assessment methods to a new method that measures weight shift during small movements of a sliding platform. It will also be used to determine if balance improves with repeated exposure as part of a 4-week training program.

Condition or disease
Balance

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 4 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessing and Improving Balance Using Platform Perturbations
Study Start Date : August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2010

Group/Cohort
Young adult
Older adult



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in static sway [ Time Frame: 20 days ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy adults
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy no balance deficits age 20-35 or 50-65

Exclusion Criteria:

  • moderate to severe arthritis

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Locations
United States, New Jersey
Kessler Foundation Research Center
W. Orange, New Jersey, United States, 07052
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kessler Foundation

Responsible Party: Kevin Terry, PI, Kessler Foundation Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01207362     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R-648-09
First Posted: September 22, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010