Gait Improvement After Increased Frequency of Robot-assisted Gait Training in Cerebral Palsy Children

Online since 30 December 2023, updated 62 days ago

About this trial

Robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) can provide a longer training duration with a higher repetition of stepping while maintaining a stable pattern of movement. However, the existing evidence of its ef...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
6 - 14 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is defined as a group of disorders that affect mobility and posture with heterogeneous impairments such as muscle tone alternation, reduced selective motor control, joint contracture, postural control impairment and weakness of muscles. Independent walking is a priority goal for a lot of parents and children with CP. RAGT has been considered as a revolutionary technology for gait enhancement. Lokomat, as one of RAGT devices, provides the intensive gait training with a number of repetitions of stepping while it preserves consistent pattern of movement. Lokomat with additional virtual reality games adds fun and challenge and enhances the involvement and motivation throughout the whole session. We will use Lokomat for RAGT for 6 weeks phase for both treatement and control groups. Only difference between groups is the frequency: 4 times a week for treatment group and 2 times a week for intervention group. General gait and standing function will be measured by Gross motor function measure dimension E and D. Speed, endurance, balance, and quality of gait would be measured by 10 meter walk test, 6 minutes walk test, pediatric balance scale, and Edinburgh visual gait score. To our knowledge no previous studies investigated the effect of the increased frequency in RAGT with lokomat on improving gait speed, endurance, balance and quality in children with CP.

    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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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 7 Jun 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Sharjah
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 7 Jun 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Sharjah

    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