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Validity of the Kinematic Classification of Gait in Diplegic Children With Cerebral Palsy (CP)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01158833
First Posted: July 8, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2014
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Collaborator:
Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stefania Costi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  Purpose

In recent years Ferrari et al. proposed a new classification of gait in diplegic children with spastic diplegia that describes four different patterns of gait by analyzing the strategies that each children adopts to need his/her needs to walk. The investigators believe that this classification provides the clinician with clinically meaningful information in terms of coping strategies adopted to maximize the ability to walk.

The aim of this study is to determine the criterion validity of the new classification of the pattern of gait in children with spastic diplegia by correlating pattern of diplegic gait with the score of the Functional performance measure.


Condition Intervention
Cerebral Palsy Diplegia, Spastic Other: classification of gait in diplegic children with CP

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Validity of the Kinematic Classification of Gait in Diplegic Children With Cerebral Palsy

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Further study details as provided by Stefania Costi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional Mobility Scale (FMS) [ Time Frame: at the age of 12 to 17 years ]
    correlation between the new classification of diplegic gait and the FMS which classifies the functional mobility in children


Enrollment: 86
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
spastic diplegia due to Cerebral Palsy Other: classification of gait in diplegic children with CP
To determine the criterion validity of the classification of the pattern of diplegic gait proposed by Ferrari et al. we correlated gait patterns with the score of the FMS.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
We retrospectively studied children with diplegia and CP who are followed by the Unit for Severe Disability in the Developmental Age at the Hospital of Reggio Emilia (Italy);
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diplegia and CP;

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe mental retardation attested by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders IV
  • pharmaco-resistant epilepsy
  • behavioural disorders
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01158833


Locations
Italy
Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova
Reggio Emilia, RE, Italy, 42100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Investigators
Study Chair: Adriano Ferrari, MD University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Hospital Santa Maria Nuova
Study Director: Stefania Costi, PT University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Principal Investigator: Rita Neviani, PT Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Stefania Costi, Physical Therapist, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01158833     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UDGEE_2010_classdipl
First Submitted: July 6, 2010
First Posted: July 8, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014

Keywords provided by Stefania Costi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia:
Cerebral palsy
diplegia
gait
classification

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Paralysis
Cerebral Palsy
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Brain Damage, Chronic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases


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