Effects of Physical-Psychological Integrative Intervention on SCI Patient: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Rehabilitation
General health
Online since 9 March 2023, updated 353 days ago

About this trial

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a neurological disorder that leads to "partial or complete loss of people's motor and/ or sensory function below the level of the injury". The PPI intervention group parti...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C6 - S5
Time since injury
≥ 6 months
Healthy volunteers
No
C6-S5

What’s involved

Type

Rehabilitation

Details

This study is a two-arm, single-blind pilot randomized controlled trial, and it will be adopted to evaluate or compare the effects between the Physical-Psychological Integrative (PPI) intervention group and the brief online didactic education control group. Seventy-two participants will be recruited from the Hong Kong Direction Association for the Handicapped. 36 people with SCI will be assigned to intervention or control group. Participants in PPI Intervention group will receive a Fitbug wristband activity trackers and exercise bands as an incentive and encouragement for doing more physical exercises. The intervention includes eight weekly online group sessions. Qualitative interviews with the PPI intervention group participants will be conducted to understand their acceptance and perceived strengths and limitations of the intervention programme. While the one in the control group will receive a short video call for general physical and psychological suggestions. This can help to control the contact effects of the PPI intervention. Primary outcomes will be leisure-time physical activity, depression and chronic pain. Secondary outcome will be exercise efficacy.

Potential benefits

Main benefits

General health

Additional benefits

Mental health

Pain

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
  • Recruiting soon
  • Trial start date
  • 20 Sep 2022
  • Organisation
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Trial recruitment status
  • Recruiting soon
  • Trial start date
  • 20 Sep 2022
  • Organisation
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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