Virtual Sport for Adults ≥ 50 Years With Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Arm/hand function
Online since 30 November 2023, updated 170 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 20 individuals over the age of 50 with chronic spinal cord injuries to test the effect of sport on overall wellbeing. If included, participants will undergo virtual hand cycling, in a group of 5, at home using an application called Zwift, twice per week for 12 weeks. Cycle ergometers will be provided to participants. Along with a facilitator, Zwift will provide participants with visual cues and context for changes in exercise intensity. Final testing of independence, fitness, and quality of life will be performed 12 weeks after the program ends.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 50 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    ≥ 12 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have a history of cardiovascular disease

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - Participants will undergo virtual hand cycling at home using cycle ergometer and an application called Zwift, twice per week for 12 weeks. - Zwift will provide participants with visual cues and context for changes in exercise intensity. - Final testing will be performed 12 weeks after program ends.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    Bladder health/function

    Bowel health

    General health

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 5 May 2023
    • Organisation
    • University Health Network, Toronto
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 5 May 2023
    • Organisation
    • University Health Network, Toronto

    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