Evaluating Walking Kinetic of Children Who Suffer Central Nervous System (CNS) Damage

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2011 by Dr. Ofer Keren, Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 8, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Ofer Keren, Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The goal of the present study is to look at the effect of changing walking parameters on the dynamic walking characteristics among children post severe traumatic brain injury, and typically developed controls.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Walking Performance Other: gait evaluation

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Evaluating Walking Kinetic of Children Who Suffer Central Nervous System (CNS)
Study Start Date : October 2011

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
children Other: gait evaluation
The children will asked to walk under different conditions: (1) walking at a self-selected speed faster and slower on the GAITRite® system and on a treadmill and while listening and to a metronomeQuoting.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Fifteen children post-TBI and fifteen typically control.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. post-severe closed head injury (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] score at admission to emergency room of ≤8) [Kathryn 2008].
  2. at least one year post trauma.
  3. ages 7 to 13 years.
  4. independent ambulation (foot orthoses permitted).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. had received botulinum toxin for spasticity management or had undergone orthopedic surgery in the past six months.
  2. unable to follow simple instructions.

Responsible Party: Dr. Ofer Keren, MD, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01158027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-10-7999-OK-CTIL
First Posted: July 8, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2011
Last Verified: October 2011