This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition cerebrovascular accident
Treatment sit-to-stand protocol and extra practice in sit-to-stand
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Collaborator Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Start date January 2005
End date February 2006
Trial size 120 participants
Trial identifier NCT00197509, 04-359


The purpose of this study is to see if providing training using a Sit-to-Stand protocol for residents of Long-Term Care Facilities who have had a stroke will increase their independence in performing Sit-to-Stand.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model crossover assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Ability to independently perform Sit-To-Stand at 12 weeks and 24 weeks
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Score on quality of life measure (COOP) at 12 and 24 weeks
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Score on stroke assessment (CMSA) at 12 and 24 weeks
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Secondary Outcomes

Number of resident falls at 12 and 24 weeks
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Number of staff injuries at 12 and 24 weeks
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Knowledge of staff on STS protocol immediately post-training, 12 and 24 weeks
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Score on quality of life measure (SF-20) at 12 and 24 weeks
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of cerebrovascular accident - Reside in Long-Term Care Facility - Have physician approval to participate in the study - Are unable to stand up independently from a 16" surface without using their hands - Have given informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Expect to be leaving the facility in less than 24 weeks - Have a terminal illness - Have a total hip replacement or other orthopedic complication that prevents them from being able to safely use protocol - Have pain that prevents their participation - Are at higher risk for falling (i.e. blood pressure disorder/postural hypotension, vestibular disorder)

Additional Information

Official title Task Specific Training for Stroke Patients
Principal investigator Susan R Barreca, PT, BA
Description The implementation of a sit-to-stand protocol and extra practice has been previously validated in a rehabilitation setting, where 68% of survivors of stroke who received the training, learned to stand safely and independently from a 16" surface (the height of a regular toilet). Our findings have been supported by other research that have shown that rising from sitting is a maneuver that has been advocated for strengthening the lower extremities of elderly individuals and patients with specific disorders such as stroke. During the acute care and rehabilitation phases, considerable effort is spent to maximize a person's functional abilities following a stroke; however, continued strengthening and activity appears to stop once an individual is admitted to a LTC facility. The main purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to examine the efficacy of implementing the Sit-to-Stand (STS) protocol with or without extra sit-to-stand practice for survivors of stroke residing in Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities on (1) their ability to learn how to stand safely and independently from a 16" surface; (2) the number of staff injuries; (3) the number of residents' falls; (4) the quality of life of the residents and staff; and (5) the translation and maintenance of knowledge of the STS protocol by staff into their daily routines.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2005.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.