Effects of Ground Level Gait Training With Body Weight Support (BWS) and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01106755|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2010
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hemiparesis Stroke||Device: gait training on ground level using BWS Device: gait training on ground level using BWS associated to FES||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||12 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Ground-level Gait Training Combining Body Weight Support and Functional Electrical Stimulation in People Following Chronic Stroke|
|Study Start Date :||September 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2009|
Experimental: hemiparetic gait
gait training on ground level
Device: gait training on ground level using BWS
An A1-B-A2 system was applied in which A1 and A2 corresponded to gait training on ground level using Body Weight Support (BWS). Each training phase was performed during 45 minutes, three times a week, for six weeks.
Device: gait training on ground level using BWS associated to FES
An A1-B-A2 system was applied in which B corresponded to the training associated to Functional Electrical Stimulation. Each training phase was performed during 45 minutes, three times a week, for six weeks.
- kinematic evaluation [ Time Frame: 4 months ]Participants were assessed walking freely at a comfortable self-selected speed before and after each training phase. The analyzed variables were: mean walking speed of locomotion; step length; stride length, speed and duration; initial and final double support duration; single-limb support duration; swing period; range of motion (ROM), maximum and minimum angles of foot, leg, thigh, and trunk segments of both paretic and nonparetic limbs.
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|Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos|
|Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Principal Investigator:||Tania F Salvini, PhD||Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (Sao Paulo - Brazil)|