Fear of Falling in Patients With Chronic Stroke

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Update History

25 Oct '17
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
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The aim of the study is to evaluate whether combining cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with task-oriented balance training (TOBT) is more effective than general health education (GHE) together with TOBT in promoting fear of falling and reducing activity avoidance behavior.
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The aim of the study is to evaluate whether combining cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with task-oriented balance training (TOBT) is more effective than general health education (GHE) together with TOBT in promoting fear of falling and reducing activity avoidance behavior.
The description was updated.
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The null hypothesis of this study will be that no significant difference in the efficacy of the two treatments (CBT + TOBT; GHE + TOBT) in promoting fear of falling and reducing fear avoidance behavior, and thus no significant difference in improving balance ability, reducing fall risks, improving health-related quality of life and community reintegration of people with stroke.
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The null hypothesis of this study will be that no significant difference in the efficacy of the two treatments (CBT + TOBT; GHE + TOBT) in promoting fear of falling and reducing fear avoidance behavior, and thus no significant difference in improving balance ability, reducing fall risks, improving health-related quality of life and community reintegration of people with stroke.
The eligibility criteria were updated.
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Inclusion criteria: Subjects will be included if they - are between 55 and 85 years of age; - have been diagnosed with a first unilateral ischemic brain injury or intracerebral hemorrhage by magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography within the previous 1 to 6 years; - have been discharged from all rehabilitation services at least 6 months before program begins; - are able to work independently at least 10 meters with or without an assistive device; - have low balance self-efficacy (The Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale score of <80); - are able to score > 7 out of 10 on the Chinese version of Abbreviated Mental Test; and - are able to follow instructions and provide written informed consent. Exclusion criteria: Subjects will be excluded if they - have any additional medical, cardiovascular, orthopaedic, or psychiatric or psychological condition that would hinder proper treatment or assessment; - have receptive dysphasia; - have significant lower peripheral neuropathy; or - are involved in a drug studies or other clinical trial.
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Inclusion criteria: Subjects will be included if they - are between 55 and 85 years of age; - have been diagnosed with a first unilateral ischemic brain injury or intracerebral hemorrhage by magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography within the previous 1 to 6 years; - have been discharged from all rehabilitation services at least 6 months before program begins; - are able to work independently at least 10 meters with or without an assistive device; - have low balance self-efficacy (The Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale score of <80); - are able to score > 7 out of 10 on the Chinese version of Abbreviated Mental Test; and - are able to follow instructions and provide written informed consent. Exclusion criteria: Subjects will be excluded if they - have any additional medical, cardiovascular, orthopaedic, or psychiatric or psychological condition that would hinder proper treatment or assessment; - have receptive dysphasia; - have significant lower peripheral neuropathy; or - are involved in a drug studies or other clinical trial.
15 Apr '17
The gender criteria for eligibility was updated to "All."
A location was updated in Hong Kong.
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The overall status was updated to "Recruiting" at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.