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Washington, District of Columbia 20010


Purpose:

The overall goal of this study is to determine whether robotic-assisted gait training is better than standard physical therapy treatments for improving walking ability in hemiparetic stroke patients.


Study summary:

Subjects enrolled into the study will be randomly assigned to one of 2 groups. The first group will receive one hour of conventional gait training, consisting of lower extremity strengthening exercises, stretching, and full weight bearing walking as tolerated, with appropriate physical assistance from a therapist. The second group will receive walking therapy using a Lokomat, which is a special treadmill that works in conjunction with 2 light-weight robotic arms that assists the subject to move their legs while they try to walk on the treadmill. Some of the subject’s body-weight will be supported using a harness. During Lokomat training sessions, subjects will receive feedback of their walking performance on a computer monitor to help them walk. Both groups will be trained for 8-10 weeks, 3 times per week, for 1 hour training sessions (24 total sessions). Resources for transportation to the National Rehabilitation Hospital will be provided to all study participants.


Criteria:

Inclusion: - Unilateral brain lesion. - Within 6 months post-stroke. - Receiving no other therapy targeting function of lower limb. - Demonstration of hemiparesis (motor dysfunction in lower limb). - Able to walk 5 meters without therapist assistance (walking device only). - Able to follow commands and protocol. Exclusion: - Significant cognitive or communication impairments. - Uncontrolled hypertension. - Uncontrolled diabetes. - Clinical depression.


NCT ID:

NCT00075283


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Dr. Joseph M Hidler, Ph.D.
The Catholic University of America

Cheryl M Lacsamana, BBE
Phone: (202)877-1889
Email: cheryl.lacsamana@medstar.net


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Washington, District of Columbia 20010
United States

Cheryl M Lacsamana, BBE
Phone: 202-877-1889
Email: cheryl.lacsamana@medstar.net

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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