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Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Improving Gait, Balance, Fitness and Quality of Life in Stroke Patients (ATT)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00983827
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 24, 2009
Results First Posted : January 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2013
Information provided by:
University of Utah

Brief Summary:
This study aims to determine if Aquatic Treadmill Therapy is effective for improving economy of gait, gait speed, balance, and cardiovascular fitness in people with chronic stroke.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke Hemiparesis Device: Aquatic treadmill training Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 9 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Safety and Efficacy of Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Improving Economy of Gait, Gait Speed, Balance, Cardiovascular Fitness, and Quality of Life in Ambulatory Adult Stroke Patients: A Pilot Study
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Aquatic treadmill training
Aquatic treadmill training (ATT) is a pool-based treadmill training that combines the three concepts of unweighting the body, treadmill training, and the resistance effects of water into one modality.
Device: Aquatic treadmill training
HydroWorx aquatic therapy pool with an underwater, integrated and adjustable speed treadmill

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
    Number of procedure related adverse events that occurred during study.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke with hemiparesis who have chronic deficits in gait, falls and/or poor fitness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with medical co-morbidities that may affect gait and endurance.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00983827

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United States, Utah
University of Utah, PM&R Division
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah

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Responsible Party: Steven Edgley, University of Utah Identifier: NCT00983827     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 28376
First Posted: September 24, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: January 15, 2013
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2013
Last Verified: December 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms