FES-Rowing: Preventing the Secondary Conditions of Paralysis Through Vigorous Exercise

Online since 13 March 2022, updated 830 days ago

About this trial

Over the past ten years, the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at Spaulding has refined a unique form of exercise for those with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Functional Electrical Stimulation Row Trai...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
Level not specified
Time since injury
All
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    The purpose of this observational study is to gain insights into user needs, and market perception of physical activity and FES-rowing to further develop a new, home-based FES-rowing system that meets the needs of people with paralysis. We will enroll a total of 20 subjects, male and female, 18 years and older with lower-limb paralysis who use a wheelchair as their primary means of mobility. Ten subjects will be current FES-rowing participants (especially those doing FES-rowing at home) and 10 subjects will be non-participants. To determine user needs we will survey prospective customers to discover their motivations, preferences and challenges pertaining to participation in physical activity in general and FES-rowing. Questionnaires: Barriers to Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Mobility Impairments (BPAQ-MI): measures barriers to physical activity across the intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, and community domains. Physical Activity and Disability Survey (PADS): measures physical activity for people with chronic neurological conditions. Demographic and Mobility Questionnaire: Important information to inform on user and design needs and potential market for at home FES-row system. Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technology (QUEST 2.0)-(FES-row participants only): measures satisfaction with current FES-row system used in the ExPD Program.

    Potential benefits

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

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    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
    • 21 Mar 2021
    • Organisation
    • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 21 Mar 2021
    • Organisation
    • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

    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