This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition stroke
Treatment exploratory sequential design
Sponsor Technical University of Bern
Start date March 2015
End date June 2015
Trial size 54 participants
Trial identifier NCT02504073, EKNZ08/12/14


The goal of this study is to find out what clinical reasoning process physiotherapists undergo when observing hemiplegic patients gait.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Primary Outcomes

time frame: up to 2 months

Secondary Outcomes

Functional ambulation categories (FAC)
time frame: up to 2 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - chartered physiotherapists - physiotherapists in training - working with stroke patients

Additional Information

Official title Clinical Reasoning Process of Physiotherapists When Observing Hemiplegic Gait
Description Physiotherapists don't usually use any assessments to evaluate gait but observe it without an instrument. The questions in this study are: - what abnormalities can physiotherapists detect when observing a patient walking? - what do they consider the main problem that has a negative effect on the patient's walking? - what hypothesis do they generate? - how is the inter-rater reliability for the "main problem" and the hypothesis?
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Technical University of Bern.