The Influences of Watching a Movie Clip of Normal Walking on Measurable Walking Parameters Among Post-Brain-Stroke Patients as Opposed to the Influences of a Control Movie Clip Showing Backwards Walking

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Trial Description

The study will include 20 subjects who will be randomly divided to two groups: a ten person group being the study group and a ten person group acting as a control group (each group will include a similar number of females and males as the other group). In addition, the physiotherapy treatments at the rehabilitation center, the study group will gain an intervention consisting of 12 therapy sessions, administered for 12 consecutive days (apart of weekends). The intervention will include 6 minutes of watching a movie clip alternately showing a healthy man and a healthy woman at their sixties, walking while being filmed from various angles. Immediately after watching, the subject will perform 6 minutes of walking, under the experimenters supervision, but without his or hers intervention. Immediately following the walking, the whole procedure will be repeated (watching a clip and walking).
The control group will undergo 12 treatments of the same nature, but will watch the movie clip shown backwards, so that the people filmed will seem to walk backwards (it was established that watching a reversed action does not activate the MNS system activated by a regular execution of the activity [Celnik et al., 2008]), followed by 6 minutes of walking under the experimenters supervision, then watching the movie again and walking again.
The person performing the examinations will be blinded as to the division of the subjects to the study group and the control group. After performing the previously noted examinations needed to participate in the research, the subjects found fit will be examined before the beginning of the intervention, at its end and then three months after its conclusion. The examinations will include smart step and walking parameters.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Watching a normal walking clip Other
    Intervention Desc: the study group will gain an intervention consisting of 12 therapy sessions, administered for 12 consecutive days (apart of weekends). The intervention will include 6 minutes of watching a movie clip alternately showing a healthy man and a healthy woman at their sixties, walking while being filmed from various angles. Immediately after watching, the subject will perform 6 minutes of walking, under the experimenters supervision, but without his or hers intervention. Immediately following the walking, the whole procedure will be repeated (watching a clip and walking).
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: study group
    Description: People after a first ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, up to 60 days following the event.
  • Watching walk backward clip Other
    Intervention Desc: The control group will undergo 12 treatments of the same nature, but will watch the movie clip shown backwards, so that the people filmed will seem to walk backwards (it was established that watching a reversed action does not activate the MNS system activated by a regular execution of the activity [Celnik et al., 2008]), followed by 6 minutes of walking under the experimenters supervision, then watching the movie again and walking again.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: CONTROL
    Description: People after a first ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, up to 60 days following the event.

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 Smart step examination- Average weight on the hind foot and fore foot. Cycle - time (in seconds) from one initial contact to the other (on the same foot). Stance and swing average percentage of one walking cycle, Cadence before the beginning of the intervention, at its end and then three months after its conclusion. No
Secondary 2. Two min. walking test. 3. Ten meter walking test. 4. An ABC questioner to determine the personal confidence in regards to walking. before the beginning of the intervention, at its end and then three months after its conclusion. Yes

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