This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy
Treatments walking under varies conditions
Sponsor Alyn Pediatric & Adolecent Rehabilitation Center
Start date April 2009
End date December 2016
Trial size 45 participants
Trial identifier NCT02839369, 158-08


The goal of the present study was to look at the effect of changing walking parameters on the dynamic walking characteristics among children post severe traumatic brain injury, children with cerebral palsy and typically developed controls.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective cross-sectional
post Traumatic Brain Injury With Cerebral Palsy Typically developed
walking under varies conditions
The children were asked to walk an electronic mat, three cycles for each one of the different trials as comfortable regular speed, walking as fast and as slow as possible, walking on straight line etc
walking under varies conditions
walking on electronic walkway under different conditions

Primary Outcomes

step characteristics
time frame: 30 minutes

Secondary Outcomes

step time
time frame: part of the first assessment
step length
time frame: part of the first assessment
gait velocity
time frame: part of the first assessment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 7 years up to 13 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: Post Traumatic Brain Injury - Post severe closed head injury (Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score at admission to emergency room of ≤8 - At least one year post trauma - Ages 7 to 13 years - Independent ambulation (foot orthoses permitted) Children with Cerebral palsy - GMFCS 1 or 2 - Ages 7 to 13 years - Able to stand up from a chair independently and maintain standing for more than 5 seconds without falling, without obvious limitation in the passive range of motion of lower extremities. Typically Developed age and sex controls exclusion criteria: - Children who could not fulfill simple instructions

Additional Information

Official title The Effect of Changing Walking Conditions on Walking Dynamic Characteristics Among Children Post a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy and Typically Developed (TD) Control.
Description leisure time physical activity by the Godin and Shephard (G&S) questionnaire. Balance tests - the Timed Up and Go test (TUG) and functional reach test (FRT). Maximal isometric strength was assessed by using a hand held dynamometer; walking dynamics were recorded by an electronic mat, and the 6 minute walk test, energy expenditure index (EEI) and perceived exertion by the OMNI scale.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Alyn Pediatric & Adolecent Rehabilitation Center.