Telehealth Virtual Reality Exergaming for Spinal Cord Injury

General health
Online since 12 May 2022, updated 795 days ago

About this trial

This pilot feasibility study aims to test whether youth and adults with spinal cord injury can use a group virtual reality gaming intervention to exercise. A second purpose is to examine whether there...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 15 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    There are three purposes to this study. The first purpose is to quantify feasibility through telemonitored exercise data: total play time, moderate exercise time, playtime with others, and compliance to the data collections. These variables will be compared against a priori criteria for acceptability. These variables will help determine whether modifications to the intervention protocol are necessary. The second purpose is to qualitatively interview participants to explain underlying behavioral mechanisms that affect their participation in the program. This information will be used to explain how to improve implementation issues identified in Aim 1. The third aim is to explore the potential effects of the program on self-reported psychosocial health and quality of life, hand-grip strength, and cardiometabolic health (blood cholesterol, lipids, pressure, and insulin) measured via home dried blood spot test.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    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
    • 1 Apr 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Apr 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