Downstream Effects of Personalized 'Top-down' Participation-based Interventions Among Youth With Physical Disabilities

Psychosocial/other
Mental health and psychosocial factors
Online since 17 October 2023, updated 272 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals 12-18 years old with physical disabilities, including spinal cord injuries, to test the effect of community-based engagement activities on movement, behavior, and emotional states. If included, participants will engage in an 8-week community-based activity program. Participants will work with an occupational therapist (OT) to chose their preferred activity (e.g., sledge hockey, drawing, playing a musical instrument) followed by the 8-week program engaging in the chosen activity. Investigators want to see if a targeted intervention at the activity/participation level can increase motivation and improve physical and mental functions (e.g., balance, attention, anxiety).

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
12 - 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    live in the provinces of Quebec or Ontario
    HAVE restricted mobility

    What’s involved

    Type

    Psychosocial/other

    Details

    - Up to 12 hours of sessions with an occupational therapist (OT) to chose their preferred activity (e.g., sledge hockey, drawing, playing a musical instrument). - 8 week community-based activity chosen by the individual. The OT will identify and remove potential environmental barriers for participation in that activity.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    General health

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • 1 Nov 2023
    • Organisation
    • McGill University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Nov 2023
    • Organisation
    • McGill 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