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Wheelchair Handling Skills of Caregivers: Comparison Between Anti-tip Devices and a New Design

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00377533
First Posted: September 18, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 5, 2010
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Collaborator:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by:
Nova Scotia Health Authority
  Purpose

Currently available wheelchairs are often fitted with conventional rear anti-tip devices (C-RADs) to prevent wheelchair rear tips. The limitations of C-RADs have provided an incentive for the design of rear anti-tip devices that permit more rear tip without compromising safety (Arc-RADs).

The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that caregivers handling occupied wheelchairs equipped with Arc-RADs have higher success rates on RAD-relevant skills than caregivers handling wheelchairs equipped with C-RADs.


Condition Intervention
Healthy Device: wheelchair rear anti-tip device

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Wheelchair Handling Skills of Caregivers: Comparison Between Conventional Rear Anti-tip Devices and a New Design

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Further study details as provided by Nova Scotia Health Authority:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Wheelchair Skills Test [ Time Frame: day ]

Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: December 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: wheelchair rear anti-tip device
    assistive device
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • alert, able and willing to follow instructions
  • wheelchair users: patients at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
  • wheelchair users:permission of physician to participate in the study
  • caregiver:must provide at least part-time wheelchair-handling care for the wheelchair user in this study, a minimum of one hour per week on average

Exclusion Criteria:

  • wheelchair users:suffer from any unstable medical, emotional, or physiological conditions that may interfere with participation
  • caregivers:medical condition of their upper limbs, heart or lungs that might cause them discomfort or endanger them when pushing or pulling an occupied wheelchair
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00377533


Locations
Canada, Nova Scotia
QEII Health Science Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4K4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lee Kirby, MD, FRCPC Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre
  More Information

Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00377533     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDHA013
First Submitted: September 14, 2006
First Posted: September 18, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 5, 2010
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by Nova Scotia Health Authority:
wheelchairs
caregivers
skills