Fast Muscle Activation and Stepping Training (FAST) Post-stroke (FAST)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01573585|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 9, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 29, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine whether FAST (Fast muscle Activation and Stepping Training) exercises will improve walking balance in individuals after stroke to a greater extent than usual care.
Hypothesis: The primary hypothesis is that improvements in walking balance will be larger following 12 sessions of FAST exercise retraining compared to usual care in persons in the sub-acute phase after stroke.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stroke Hemiparesis||Behavioral: Usual Care Behavioral: FAST protocol||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Fast Muscle Activation and Stepping Training (FAST) on Balance and Mobility Post-stroke|
|Study Start Date :||November 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2017|
Active Comparator: Usual care
The usual care will consist of strength training, endurance, range of motion, patient education, weight shifting in standing and gait re-training.
Behavioral: Usual Care
The Usual Care program will consist of 2 sessions a week for 45 minutes for a 6 week duration.
Experimental: FAST protocol
The Fast muscle activation and stepping training will be the Experimental arm of this trial. This program will be exercises emphasizing speed of movement.
Behavioral: FAST protocol
The Fast muscle activation and Stepping Training (FAST protocol) will be exercises emphasizing speed, small squats and protective steps, that will be progressed. This program will be 2 sessions a week for 45 minutes for 6 weeks in duration.
- Community Balance and Mobility Scale [ Time Frame: Pre treatment and Post treatment (6 weeks) ]
- Gait assessment [ Time Frame: Pre treatment, Post treatment (6 weeks) and Retention (+1 month after treatment) ]Self selected speed and changes in electromyography
- Physiological balance assessment by internal and external perturbations [ Time Frame: Pre treatment, Post treatment (6 weeks) and Retention (+1 month after treatment) ]Electromyography and Center of pressure changes
- Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale [ Time Frame: Pre treatment, Post treatment (6 weeks) and Retention (+1 month after treatment) ]
- Community Balance and Mobility Scale [ Time Frame: Post treatment and Retention (+1 month after treatment) ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01573585
|Contact: S. Jayne Garland, PT PhDemail@example.com|
|Canada, British Columbia|
|Lions Gate Hospital||Recruiting|
|North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V7L 2L7|
|Contact: Delores Langford, MSc, BScPt 604 984 5746 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Holy Family Hospital||Recruiting|
|Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5P 3L6|
|Contact: Rebecca Shook, MRSc, PT 604-321-2661 ext 22332 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||S. Jayne Garland, PT, PhD||University of British Columbia|