Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition injuries, spinal cord
Treatments dual-task obstacle crossing training, single-task obstacle crossing training
Sponsor Khon Kaen University
Start date October 2015
End date February 2017
Trial size 7 participants
Trial identifier NCT02917590, PHD/0128/2556

Summary

Is dual-task obstacle crossing training more efficiently than single-task obstacle crossing training on the improvement of walking ability, balance ability, and lower extremity muscle strength in ambulatory subjects with spinal cord injury

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model crossover assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
The four obstacles in the sizes of 4cm wide, 8cm wide, 4cm high, and 8cm high are randomly placed along a 10-meter walkway in 2-meter intervals. Subjects are instructed to walk continuously over obstacles at their comfortable speed, as good as they can without contact the obstacles by their leg or device. During walk over obstacles, subjects asked to perform simultaneously with a color word stroop task which requires subjects to see and answer the color of the name of a color words in the monitor (ignore the meaning) as quickly as possible, and loudly.
dual-task obstacle crossing training
Obstacle crossing simultaneously a color word stroop task training
(Sham Comparator)
The four obstacles in the sizes of 4cm wide, 8cm wide, 4cm high, and 8cm high are randomly placed along a 10-meter walkway in 2-meter intervals. Subjects are asked to walk continuously over obstacles at their comfortable speed, as good as they can without contact the obstacles by their leg or device.
single-task obstacle crossing training
Obstacle crossing training

Primary Outcomes

Measure
10MWT (Single-task)
time frame: 1 day

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
10MWT (Dual-task)
time frame: 1 day
TUGT
time frame: 1 day
FTSST
time frame: 1 day

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - independent ambulatory subjects with - traumatic causes or non-progressive diseases - sub-acute and chronic stage of injury (at least 3 month after injury) - body mass index (BMI) between 18.5-29.9 kg/m2 - walk independently for at least 17 meters with or without assistive devices (Functional Independence Measure Locomotor (FIM-L) scores 5-7) - able to read Thai Exclusion Criteria: - pain in the musculoskeletal system with a pain scale more than 5 out of 10 on a the visual analog scale (VAS) - deformity in the joints that affect ambulatory ability - unable to understand the commands and tests used in the study

Additional Information

Official title Dual Task Obstacle Crossing: Effects on Walking and Balance Ability, and Relationship With Falls in Independent Ambulatory Patients With Spinal Cord Injury
Principal investigator Sugalya Amatachaya, PhD
Description To compare immediate effects of dual-task and single-task obstacle crossing training in ambulatory subjects with spinal cord injury
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Khon Kaen University.