Trunk Task-oriented Training Combined With Functional Electrical Stimulation in Spinal Cord Injured Individuals

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 13 December 2022, updated 555 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries to test the effect of trunk training combined with functional electrical stimulation (FES) on sitting balance and functional independence. FES is a technique that applies electrical stimulation through the skin to nerves to cause contraction of weakened or paralyzed muscles. Here, FES is applied to muscles involved in sitting balance. If included, participants will undergo a 12-week training. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two study groups: either receiving the trunk task-oriented training; or receiving the training in combination with FES. Final testing, including sitting function, reaching and balance function, functional independence, and quality of life, will be performed 1 month after the 12-week intervention.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 65 years
Injury level
C6 - T10
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C6-T10
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to sit without support for 15 seconds
    NOT have cognitive deficits
    NOT have suffered moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two study arms: 1. 12 weeks of trunk task-oriented training (3 times a week) combined WITH trunk muscle functional electrical stimulation (FES) 2. 12 weeks of trunk task-oriented training (3 times a week) WITHOUT trunk muscle functional electrical stimulation (FES) -Outcome assessments starting at baseline and ending 1 month after the intervention

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional 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
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 11 May 2021
    • Organisation
    • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 11 May 2021
    • Organisation
    • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal

    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