Effects of tDCS With Gait Training on Leg Performance in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 18 June 2022, updated 12 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic incomplete spinal cord injuries to test the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with gait training on walking function, balance, and quality of life. tDCS is a non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain delivered by surface electrodes attached to the scalp. The investigators suggest that tDCS modulates spinal cord activity related to lower limb performance. They want to see if the stimulation plus stepping training improves walking function. If included, participants will undergo 5 sessions of tDCS with gait training. Participants will receive either 20 minutes of tDCS or sham tDCS, followed by 50 minutes of gait training.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    1 month - 30 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    Be able to walk at least 15 meters with or without walking aid.
    NOT have a history if other neurological disorders (e.g.., stroke).
    NOT have an intracranial metal implant, cochlear implant, or cardiac pacemaker

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Participants will undergo 5 sessions of tDCS with gait training. - Participants will receive either 20 minutes of tDCS or sham tDCS followed by 50 minutes of gait training. - Final testing will be performed after 2 months.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health

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

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    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 25 May 2021
    • Organisation
    • Mahidol University
    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 25 May 2021
    • Organisation
    • Mahidol University

    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