4-point vs 4-roll Canne as Walking Aids After Stroke "4roll"

Recruiting

Phase 4 Results N/A

Trial Description

Stroke patients frequently necessitate walking aids such as 4-point canne. However, the 4-point canne has to be lifted by the patient which limited gait speed. The adjunction of small wheel below the 4 point of the canne (4-roll) gives the possibility to the patient to walk without having to lift the canne as it will roll over the ground.
The aim of our study is to compare gait parameters (gait speed and energy cost) with a classical 4-point canne and with 4-roll canne.

Detailed Description

Stroke patients frequently need walking aids such as 4-point canne. However, the 4-point canne has to be lifted by the patient which limited gait speed. The adjunction of small wheel below the 4 point of the canne (4-roll) gives the possibility to the patient to walk without having to lift the canne as it will roll over the ground.
OBJECTIVE To compare the gait parameters with a 4-point canne and with a 4-roll canne METHODS The investigators will recruited stroke patients who necessitate 4 point-canne as walking aids. A 10 meters walking test, a 6 minutes walking test, an estimated energy cost and a patient's satisfaction will be monitored with a 4-point canne (day 1) and with a 4-roll canne (day 2) in a cross-over study. The first tested device will be randomized.
PERSPECTIVE The investigators hope to demonstrate that a 4-roll canne makes possible to walk faster in a safe way after stroke

Conditions

Interventions

  • 4-roll canne Device
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: 4-point canne
    Description: Stroke patients walk with 4-point canne
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: 4-roll canne
    Description: Stroke patients walk with 4-roll canne

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Crossover Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary 10 meters walking test at spontaneous speed 2 days No
Secondary 10 meters walking test at fast speed 2 days No
Secondary 6 minutes walking test 2 days No
Secondary Borg scale for perceived exertion 2 days No
Secondary Visual analogic scale for personal satisfaction 2 days No
Secondary Energy cost 2 days No

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