Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Summary

Conditions
  • Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Neuropathies
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Min Age
18
Max Age
85
Gender
Both

Description

Recent studies witnessed how physical exercise may interrupt the devastating decrease of muscle performance in DSP and further experiments are underway to find more exercises for the recovery of motor function impairment. In fact the rehabilitation treatment, that aims at reducing motor disability, ...

Recent studies witnessed how physical exercise may interrupt the devastating decrease of muscle performance in DSP and further experiments are underway to find more exercises for the recovery of motor function impairment. In fact the rehabilitation treatment, that aims at reducing motor disability, preserving gait functions and preventing falling risks, is an interesting therapeutic approach. Literature recommends balance re-training exercises, muscle strengthening, selective stretching and retraining of motor activity. New technologies produced in the recent decades different devices used in strengthening exercises (electromechanical dynamometers), balance recovery (balance platforms) and gait (analyzing treadmills) have visual feedbacks through which the patients may independently monitor accuracy and intensity of their exercises, being therefore strongly motivated and resulting in a high training intensity. These technologies are often used in rehabilitation of different patients, but are rarely employed for DSP. The purpose of this case control study was to examine the effectiveness of the application of analysing treadmill, muscle strengthening and balance training compared to a control intervention in patients with diabetic neuropathy.

Locations

Sarnico, Bergamo, 24067
Sarnico, Bergamo, 24067

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01926522
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Giovanni Taveggia, MD Habilita, Ospedale di Sarnico
  • Giovanni Taveggia, MD Habilita, Ospedale di Sarnico