Feasibility of the First Known Adaptive Intervention for People With SCI

Rehabilitation
Arm/hand function
Online since 6 November 2021, updated 836 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial to test the feasibility of using a home-based exercise program (SMART-HEALTH) in individuals with spinal cord injury who have sufficient arm and hand function to perform exercise. If included, participants will undergo 12 weeks of aerobic and strength training to music videos, three 40 minute sessions per week, in combination with instructor-led, individualized training, individualized behavioral coaching, and social networking support on a mobile platform. Individuals who do not adhere to the exercise program will also receive individual help from behavioral coaches trained in motivational techniques to help participants modify their exercise habits. Researchers want to know if the program is an acceptable exercise option for people with SCI. The trial will measure total minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity, as well as strength, breathing function, blood pressure, pain, anxiety and depression.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 71 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    be a wheelchair user and able to use arms for exercise.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    The participant will undergo 12 weeks aerobic and strength training to music ( 40 minute sessions 3 times per week), in combination with social networking support on a mobile-health platform. Individuals with low sub-optimal adherence will also receive individual behavioral coaching.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health

    Pain

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

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham

    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