Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition stroke
Sponsor National Taiwan University Hospital
Collaborator National Science Council, Taiwan
Start date August 1999
End date July 2002
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT00167037, 56m3

Summary

The purpose of this study was to compare the balance strategy, as well as center of pressure (COP) trajectory and parameters between healthy adults and patients with hemiplegia in response to slow- and fast-speed waist- pulling perturbations in forward, left, right, and backward directions.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Primary purpose screening
Time perspective cross-sectional

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 40 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: Healthy adults - Age ang Sex are correspond with the stroke subjects(between 40 and 75 years old) - being willing to accept one-year follow-up examination - being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital Stroke patients - between 40 and 75 years old - stroke confirmed by ICD-10-CM (including I60, I61, I62, I63, I67, and I69) - first stroke with single side hemiplegia and received acute treatment at NTUH - being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital - able to step forward, laterally and backward independently without assistive device Excursion criteria: Healthy adults - - having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those would influence the belance or motor ability Stroke patients - having unstable vital sign, unconsciousness, or obvious cognitive, perception, and language impairment, and couldn't communicate with the experimenters - having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal or cardiovascular disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases other than stroke

Additional Information

Official title Fast Stepping in Stroke Patients for Fall Prediction and Prevention:Control Mechanisms and Clinical Implications
Principal investigator Pei-Fang Tang, PhD
Description The ability to quickly respond to external perturbations is an important capacity of stroke patients to maintain dynamic balance in activities of daily living. The purpose of this study was to compare the balance strategy, as well as center of pressure (COP) trajectory and parameters between healthy adults and patients with hemiplegia in response to slow- and fast-speed waist- pulling perturbations in forward, left, right, and backward directions.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2005.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by National Taiwan University Hospital.