Balance and Posture in Adults With Cerebral Palsy
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01585571|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 26, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2017
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Official Title:||Observational Study of Balance and Posture in Adults With Cerebral Palsy|
|Study Start Date :||April 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
50 individuals of typical development with no known neuromuscular issues.
Adults with CP
50 Individuals with a pediatric diagnosis of spastic, hemiplegic, diplegic or quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
- Center of Mass and Center of Pressure [ Time Frame: 4 hours ]The investigators will measure the movement of the subject's center of mass and center of pressure using a force platform while they are looking at different visual scenes and with slow force plate movements.
- Muscle activity [ Time Frame: 4 hours ]Muscle activity (recording using surface electrodes) will be performed while subjects are looking at different visual scenes and with slow force plate movements.
- Movement of the legs and trunk [ Time Frame: 4 hours ]Movement of the knee, ankle, hip and trunk (recorded using surface mounted markers) will be performed while subjects are looking at different visual scenes and with slow force plate movements.
- Visual dependence [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]Subjects will be seated in a chair, and asked to align a rotating rod to a vertical or horizontal position while receiving conflicting visual information ( a box placed around the rod in an off-center position)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01585571
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Temple University, VEPO Laboratory|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19140|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard T Lauer, PhD||Temple University|