Recovery of Bladder and Sexual Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Bladder health
Online since 3 November 2021, updated 888 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with bladder and sexual dysfunction as a result of spinal cord injury. This rehabilitation study will see if activity based training (ABT) activates the nerves and muscles below the level of injury, with the goal of improving bladder and sexual functions. Participants will train for 1 hour, 5 days a week, for 16 weeks. Each will be assigned to one of tree trial arms. One group will receive locomotor training (stepping on a treadmill). A second group will receive standing training, and a third will receive arm crank training. Assessments of bladder function and questions about sexual function will be completed over a period of 5 years.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - T12
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 month
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C1-T12
    Additionally, participants must
    be discharged from standard inpatient rehabilitation

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    Walking training, standing training, or arm crank training, for 1 hours, 5 days a week, for 16 weeks. Bladder function will be tested, and the participant will be asked questions about their sexual function after 5 years.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Bladder health

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Sexual health

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2014
    • Organisation
    • University of Louisville
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2014
    • Organisation
    • University of Louisville

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more