Effects of an Aquatic Therapy Program Versus a Land Program in Patients Who Suffered a Stroke

Completed

Phase 3 Results N/A

Trial Description

The objective of this study is to investigate the relative effectiveness of CCT on water versus on land in stroke patients. Additionally, the study will to determine if there are differences in the results obtained, between two CCT programs in the following parameters: gait, balance and dexterity

Detailed Description

This study is a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a structured CCT program in water versus a structured CCT program on land in the rehabilitation of stroke survivors.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Circuit class therapy in water Other
    Intervention Desc: The circuit, the main part of the session, include a series of 10 different workstations, arranged to progress in complexity, in order to work several segments of the body, oriented towards a functional recovery objective. These stations will be made up of task-specific activities for gait, balance and dexterity. Time in each workstation will be 5 minutes divided as follows: 4 minutes work period and 1 minute rest period, of these, last 30 seconds will be change period for crossing from one workstation to the next. After 50 minutes, each patient will have covered the 10 workstations, thus working in all of the objectives pursued in the realization on this CCT: gait, balance and dexterity.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: circuit class therapy in water
    Description: CCT on water. The intervention developed in this study will be through the realization of an exercise program in circuit (CCT). One of the groups will receive treatment in the water (intervention group), and the other on land (control group). In both groups, the intervention will be a 7-week class therapy, 3-times weekly, giving a total of 20 sessions.
  • Circuit class therapy on land Other
    Intervention Desc: The circuit, the main part of the session, include a series of 10 different workstations, arranged to progress in complexity, in order to work several segments of the body, oriented towards a functional recovery objective. These stations will be made up of task-specific activities for gait, balance and dexterity. Time in each workstation will be 5 minutes divided as follows: 4 minutes work period and 1 minute rest period, of these, last 30 seconds will be change period for crossing from one workstation to the next. After 50 minutes, each patient will have covered the 10 workstations, thus working in all of the objectives pursued in the realization on this CCT: gait, balance and dexterity.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: circuit class therapy on land
    Description: CCT on land. The intervention developed in this study will be through the realization of an exercise program in circuit (CCT). One of the groups will receive treatment in the water (intervention group), and the other on land (control group). In both groups, the intervention will be a 7-week class therapy, 3-times weekly, giving a total of 20 sessions.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary 10 meters walk test 60 seconds
Secondary Test Up & Go 5 minutes
Secondary Berg Balance Scale (BBS) 20 minutes
Secondary Romberg Test 1 minute
Secondary Fugl-Meyer Assessment 15 minutes
Secondary Functional Reach Test (FRT) 10 minutes
Secondary Box and block test 5 minutes
Secondary Self-efficacy Scale 5 minutes
Secondary Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) 10 minutes
Secondary Impact Scale ACV 20 minutes

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