Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Inclusion Criterias

Cognitive and cooperative ability to follow simple instructions
Weight below 100kg
Independently capable to understand an informed consent form
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Cognitive and cooperative ability to follow simple instructions
Weight below 100kg
Independently capable to understand an informed consent form
Ambulatory patients ages of 18 and above

Exclusion Criterias

Cognitive disorders preventing the subject from understanding the trial protocol or following the researcher's instructions
Cognitive disorders preventing the subject from understanding the trial protocol or following the researcher's instructions

Summary

Conditions
To Evaluate Effectiveness of the Gait Trainer in Increasing the Functionality and Spatiotemporal Parameters of Gait of 4 Patients.
Type
Interventional
Design
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 100 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

Four ambulatory adults with postpolio syndrome, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury will be recruited for the study (one of each pathology). Inclusion criteria: Ambulatory patients ages of 18 and above Cognitive and cooperative ability to follow simple instructions Independentl...

Four ambulatory adults with postpolio syndrome, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury will be recruited for the study (one of each pathology). Inclusion criteria: Ambulatory patients ages of 18 and above Cognitive and cooperative ability to follow simple instructions Independently capable to understand an informed consent form Weight below 100kg Exclusion criteria: • Cognitive disorders preventing the subject from understanding the trial protocol or following the researcher's instructions 2.2 Trial Protocol The subjects will be recruited from the rehabilitation department at the Hadassah medical center. Each subject will understand and agree to an informed consent form pretrial. The subjects' age, weight, and BMI will be documented. They will then receive a 10- minutes instruction on using the Up n' Free gait trainer and will be provided with the trainer for the 1-week duration of the trial. Spatiotemporal parameters and gait symmetry will be recorded in the Hadassah gait laboratory, while the patient ambulates with his or her own walking aid. Physical Activity (PA) will be assessed using triaxial accelerometer-based activity monitors (ActiGraph GT3X, Pensacola, Florida, USA), using a preset sampling epoch of 1s. The participants will be instructed to wear the activity monitors on their right hip for 7 consecutive days and only remove it during night time sleep or water activities. At the end of 7 days the subjects will return the Up n' Free gait trainer and fill out a satisfactory questionnaire. Spatiotemporal parameters and gait symmetry will be recorded again in the Hadassah gait laboratory, while the patient ambulates with the Up n' Free. 2.3 Data Analysis Estimates of the PA will be weighed by 5/7th of the weekly activity for the weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) and 2/7th for weekend days (Friday and Saturday) as within-week variation is expected. Total PA (1,000 counts × day-1), wear time PA (count × min-1), sedentary time (hours × day-1; between 0-99 counts/min), low-light PA (min×day-1; between 100-759 counts/min), High-light PA (min × day-1; 760-2019 counts/min), moderate-vigorous PA (min × day-1; ≥2020 counts/min).

Inclusion Criterias

Cognitive and cooperative ability to follow simple instructions
Weight below 100kg
Independently capable to understand an informed consent form
...
Cognitive and cooperative ability to follow simple instructions
Weight below 100kg
Independently capable to understand an informed consent form
Ambulatory patients ages of 18 and above

Exclusion Criterias

Cognitive disorders preventing the subject from understanding the trial protocol or following the researcher's instructions
Cognitive disorders preventing the subject from understanding the trial protocol or following the researcher's instructions

Locations

Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01906723
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
Not Provided