Effects of Treadmill Gait Training With Loading in Individuals With Stroke

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the add load on non-paretic lower limb of individuals that suffer a stroke, while walking on a treadmill, is effective for restore gait symmetry of these individuals, in a subacute phase of stroke.

Detailed Description

This is a randomized and blinded clinical trial, in which participants are being randomly divided into experimental group and control group, in order to verify the effects of adding load on gait symmetry after stroke. 40 individuals will participate, and the calculation of sample size was performed from the ratio variable symmetry of swing time, based on previous study. Whereas about 15% of individuals could give up to participate in the study during their course (dropout rate), we determined a number of 20 participants in each group.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Treadmill, ankle load Other
    Intervention Desc: The experimental group will perform gait training on a treadmill (Gait Trainer 2®) with added load to the ankle of the non-paretic lower limb, plus physical therapy correction for restore gait symmetry. The intervention will last 30 minutes, in nine sessions for two weeks
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Treadmill, ankle load
    Description: The experimental group will perform gait training on a treadmill with added load to the non-paretic lower limb
  • Treadmill Other
    Intervention Desc: The control group (active comparator) will perform gait training on a treadmill (Gait Trainer 2®) with physical therapy correction for restore gait symmetry. The intervention will last 30 minutes, in nine sessions for two weeks
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Treadmill
    Description: The control group (active comparator) will perform gait training on a treadmill

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Static and dynamic body weight discharge, measured using a force platform Until one year after stroke Yes
Secondary Gait variables, measured by a system of movement analysis Until one year after stroke Yes

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