Gait Training for Persons With Stroke "GTS"

Completed

Phase 0 Results N/A

Trial Description

The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of an automatic gait trainer (Lokomat) handled by physical therapists compared with categorized gait training by physical therapists in ambulatory stroke patients. Gait speed, gait distance and gait symmetry are used to evaluate study effects.
Hypotheses: 1) The Lokomat improves stroke patients gait speed, distance and symmetry more than categorized gait training.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Lokomat - Physical therapy Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: A: Lokomat training, 30 minutes per day for 3 weeks, 5 days per week. B: Categorized gait training by physical therapist, 30 minutes per day for 3 weeks, 5 days per week
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: A-B
    Description: Gait training by an automatic gait trainer (Lokomat) for 3 weeks followed by 3 weeks of categorized gait training by a physical therapist
  • Physical therapy - Lokomat Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: B: Daily 30 minutes of gait training with a physical therapist, 5 days per week for 3 weeks. A: Daily 30 minutes of Lokomat training, 5 days per week for 3 weeks.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: B-A
    Description: Categorized gait training by physical therapists for 3 weeks followed by 3 weeks of lokomat training

Trial Design

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

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary 10 meters walking test (gait speed) at inclusion, week 3 and week 6 No
Secondary Six minutes walking test Inclusion, wek 3 and week 6 No
Secondary Gait symmetry index Inclusion, week 3 and week 6 No
Secondary Timed Up And Go Inclusion, Week 3 and Week 6 No

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