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Rehabilitation of Conversion Gait Disorder

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2011 by Oslo University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Annika A. Jordbru, Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 16, 2006
Last updated: August 22, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
Evaluating the effects in functional status after three weeks of cognitive - and behavioural rehabilitation on patients with gait disorder. The patients are followed up as after 1 and 12 months to study if any improvement is still present. The patients are being recruited from neurological units. The intervention is explanation of symptoms, positive reinforcement of normal behaviour and absence reinforcement of dysfunctional behaviour. In addition the study aims at describing typical gait patterns at patients with gait disorder by using biomechanical measurements (EKG).

Condition Intervention Phase
Conversion Disorder
Other: Rehabilitation
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Patients With Conversion Gait Disorder - Effect on Treatment and Common Gait Patterns. Randomized Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in gait patterns [ Time Frame: three weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved life quality [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: September 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Rehabilitation
    Three weeks of rehabilitation in Hospital.
Detailed Description:
Patients are being recruited from neurological unit/ div and out patients department of SSR and are randomized to treatment or control group. Essential gait disorders do to conversion symptoms and willingness to participate in either of the two groups with informed consent are required.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 69 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To determine the changes in functional status after three weeks of multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with conversion walking disorder.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Essential gait disorders do to conversion symptoms and willingness to participate in either of the two groups with informed consent are required.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01422278

Vestfold Hospital Trust, clinic physical medicine and rehabilitation
Stavern, Vestfold, Norway, 3290
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Study Chair: Georg Høyer, DH National committees for research ethics in Norway" for REK
  More Information

Responsible Party: Annika A. Jordbru, PhD student, Oslo University Hospital Identifier: NCT01422278     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2.2004.164
Study First Received: January 16, 2006
Last Updated: August 22, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Conversion Disorder
Dissociative Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Somatoform Disorders
Mental Disorders
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Personality Disorders processed this record on May 22, 2017