Affective Responses in Neurological Rehabilitation


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Using a single blind within-subject design, 16 patients with neurological disorders were randomly exposed to two different treatments: physical therapy and robotic assisted gait training. Both before and after the treatments, a self-report Mood Survey Scale (MSS) was used to assess the effects on the treatment on distinct affective states. The subscales of the MSS were tested for pre-post changes and different effects between treatments with non-parametric tests.



  • Physical therapy and robotic assisted gait training Procedure
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: G
    Description: All participants were randomly exposed to two different treatments: Conventional physical therapy (no specific device used) Robotic assisted gait training (Lokomat, Hocoma AG, Switzerland) We consider the study as observational, since the both interventions of the study (physical therapy, robotic assisted gait training) did not change in the patients' usual therapy plan, as they received both interventions daily. We only added diagnostic interventions to assess the affective responses.

Trial Design

  • Observation: Case-Crossover
  • Perspective: Prospective
  • Sampling: Probability Sample

Trial Population

Patients with neurological disorders


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Change of subscales of mood survey scale from pre to post treatment 30-60 minutes No