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Affective Responses in Neurological Rehabilitation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 10, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 10, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martin Burtscher, Universitaet Innsbruck

Brief Summary:
Using a single blind within-subject design, 16 patients with neurological disorders were randomly exposed to two different treatments: physical therapy and robotic assisted gait training. Both before and after the treatments, a self-report Mood Survey Scale (MSS) was used to assess the effects on the treatment on distinct affective states. The subscales of the MSS were tested for pre-post changes and different effects between treatments with non-parametric tests.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Neurological Incidents Stroke Traumatic Brain Injury Procedure: Physical therapy and robotic assisted gait training

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Preliminary Study on Acute Affective Responses Focussing on Differences Between Physical Therapy and Robotic Assisted Gait Training
Study Start Date : December 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment

All participants were randomly exposed to two different treatments:

  • Conventional physical therapy (no specific device used)
  • Robotic assisted gait training (Lokomat, Hocoma AG, Switzerland)

We consider the study as observational, since the both interventions of the study (physical therapy, robotic assisted gait training) did not change in the patients' usual therapy plan, as they received both interventions daily.

We only added diagnostic interventions to assess the affective responses.

Procedure: Physical therapy and robotic assisted gait training

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of subscales of mood survey scale from pre to post treatment [ Time Frame: 30-60 minutes ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with neurological disorders

Inclusion Criteria:

  • voluntary participation
  • neurological incident

Exclusion Criteria:

  • lack of communication ability
  • interference of consciousness
  • inability to speak German language

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02767466

Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaet Innsbruck
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Study Director: Martin Kopp, Prof Univeryity of Innsbruck

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Responsible Party: Martin Burtscher, Prof Martin Burtscher, Universitaet Innsbruck Identifier: NCT02767466     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: APTRAGT001
First Posted: May 10, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 10, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries, Traumatic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries