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Influences of Cane Use on Voluntary Forward Stepping Movement and Associated Attentional Demands in Hemiplegic Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00172146
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 15, 2005
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of cane use on the movement, kinetics, and associated attentional demands of performing a voluntary forward stepping movement in patients with stroke and age-matched healthy adults.

Condition or disease
Stroke

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 22 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Influences of Cane Use on Voluntary Forward Stepping Movement and Associated Attentional Demands in Hemiplegic Patients
Study Start Date : August 2002
Study Completion Date : July 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Healthy subjects

  • Age ang Sex are correspond with the stroke subjects(between 30 and 75 years old)
  • being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital

Stroke subjects

  • between 30 and 75 years old
  • stroke confirmed by ICD-10-CM (including I60, I61, I62, I63, I67, and I63.9)
  • first stroke with single side hemiplegia and received acute treatment at NTUH
  • being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital
  • able to stand independently for 10 minutes and to forward step without ankle-foot orthosis
  • Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score at least 24

Excursion criteria:

Healthy subjects

  • having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those would influence the belance or motor ability

Stroke subjects

  • having unstable vital sign, unconsciousness, or obvious cognitive, perception, and language impairment, and couldn't communicate with the experimenters
  • having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal or cardiovascular disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those will influence standing ability other than stroke
  • having hemi-neglect or hemi-anopia

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Locations
Taiwan
School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
Taipei, Province of China, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pei-Fang Tang, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00172146     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361700329
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Hemiplegia
Regular cane
Volitional stepping
Dynamic equilibrium
Attention
Dual task