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Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Early After Stroke Using Feedback-controlled Robotics-assisted Treadmill Exercise

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01679600
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 6, 2012
Results First Posted : August 5, 2015
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2015
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Maastricht University
Reha Rheinfelden
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oliver Stoller, Bern University of Applied Sciences

Brief Summary:
The propose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and the clinical efficiency of feedback-controlled robotics-assisted treadmill exercise (RATE) technology for cardiovascular rehabilitation early after stroke. The investigators hypothesize that feedback-controlled RATE might be suitable and effective to improve cardiovascular fitness and functional carryover in non-ambulatory individuals with sub-acute stroke.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Stroke Cardiovascular Diseases Device: Feedback-controlled robotics-assisted treadmill exercise Device: Robotics-assisted treadmill exercise

Detailed Description:
For detailed info: Stoller O, de Bruin ED, Schuster-Amft C, Schindelholz M, de Bie RA, Hunt KJ. Cardiovascular rehabilitation soon after stroke using feedback-controlled robotics-assisted treadmill exercise: study protocol of a randomized controlled pilot trial. Trials. 2013 Sep 22;14(1):304.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Early After Stroke Using Feedback-controlled Robotics-assisted Treadmill Exercise: A Randomised Controlled Pilot Trial
Study Start Date : August 2012
Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Study Completion Date : April 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: FC-RATE
Feedback-controlled robotics-assisted treadmill exercise
Device: Feedback-controlled robotics-assisted treadmill exercise
Progressive cardiovascular exercise using feedback-controlled robotics-assisted treadmill exercise. The first training session is defined to start at 40% of peak work rate (determined from a previous exercise test) to approach 40% of heart rate reserve (Borg scale approximately 11-14). The intensity will then be adjusted on the basis of continuous heart rate data and rating of perceived exertion indications by modulating the target work rate in 5% increments for every subsequent session to reach the target intensity. The target heart rate is set at 40% to 70% of heart rate reserve.
Other Name: Lokomat system (Hocoma AG, Volketswil, Switzerland)
Active Comparator: RATE
Robotics-assisted treadmill exercise
Device: Robotics-assisted treadmill exercise
Conventional robotics-assisted treadmill exercise, where therapists focus on gait quality only.
Other Name: Lokomat system (Hocoma AG, Volketswil, Switzerland)



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Peak Oxygen Uptake (V'O2peak) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of an initial supratentorial stroke
  • ≤20 weeks post stroke at intervention onset
  • Age ≥18 years
  • Functional Ambulation Category (FAC) ≤3
  • Ability to understand the procedures and provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications for exercise testing outlined by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Contraindications for RATE according to the manufacturer
  • Concurrent neurological disease
  • Concurrent pulmonary disease
  • History of dementia

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01679600


Locations
Switzerland
Reha Rheinfelden
Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland, 4310
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Maastricht University
Reha Rheinfelden
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Investigators
Study Director: Rob A. de Bie, Prof. Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University and Caphri Research School, Maastricht, Netherlands
Study Director: Kenneth J. Hunt, Prof. Institute for Rehabilitation and Performance Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf, Switzerland
Study Director: Eling D. de Bruin, PD Dr. Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Thierry Ettlin, Prof. Reha Rheinfelden, Rheinfelden, Switzerland

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Oliver Stoller, cand. PhD, Bern University of Applied Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01679600     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CardioRobot
First Posted: September 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 5, 2015
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Keywords provided by Oliver Stoller, Bern University of Applied Sciences:
Rehabilitation
Robotics-assisted Treadmill Exercise
Aerobic Capacity
Exercise Testing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stroke
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases