The Roll of Balance Confidence in Gait Rehabilitation in Persons With a Lesion of the Central Nervous System

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 27 June 2023, updated 244 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with spinal cord injury, stroke or traumatic brain injury, admitted to the Rehabilitation Center of Ghent University Hospital. It will test the effect of walking training in a virtual environment on balance and walking function. If included, participants will undergo either: 1) a 5-week balance training, with two 30 minute sessions per week, using a commercial rehabilitation device, the so-called GRAIL (Gait Real-time Analysis Interactive Lab); or 2) conventional rehabilitation without GRAIL. Investigators want to know if participants who complete training on the GRAIL become more confident in their balance when walking.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NO neurological condition other than spinal cord injury, stroke, or traumatic brain injury
    be able to walk for at least 6 minutes without assistance of another person.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - Participants will undergo either 1) a 5-week balance training schedule using a rehabilitation device, the so-called GRAIL or 2) conventional rehabilitation without the GRAIL - Final testing of walking function will be performed 1 week after the training.

    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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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 5 Sep 2022
    • Organisation
    • University Hospital, Ghent
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 5 Sep 2022
    • Organisation
    • University Hospital, Ghent

    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