To Develop a Walking Exercise Program for Non-ambulatory Stroke Survivors

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Description

The goal of this clinical trial is to test a gait (walking) training program in non-ambulatory (unable to walk) chronic stroke survivors. The main question it aims to answer is:

• Will gait training improve the cardiovascular system in non-ambulatory chronic stroke survivors better than a sitting leg cycling exercise?

Participants will walk on a treadmill with a partial body-weight support system and the gait training device. Researchers will compare with a leg-cycling exercise to see if there are significant differences in resting heart rate, systolic blood pressure (SBP), and A1c levels in the blood.

Study Overview

Start Date
February 2, 2024
Completion Date
September 1, 2025
Enrollment
72
Date Posted
February 8, 2024
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
No
Gender
All

Locations

Full Address
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas 66160, United States

Eligibility

Minimum Age (years)
18
Maximum Age (years)
80
Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion Criteria:

must be 18 to 80 years old
male or female
independent ambulation before stroke
able to understand and follow verbal commands in English
have physicians' approval for exercise
be in a stable medical condition
must be after the first stroke
unable to walk independently
in the chronic stage (at least 6 months after stroke onset)

Exclusion Criteria:

musculoskeletal or other disorders that prevent the participant from participating in the exercise
blood pressure higher than 200/110 mm Hg
diagnosis of severe depression
functionally restricted passive movement in the major joints of lower limbs
unable to speak or understand English
unable to travel to the Research Laboratory
currently participate in other walking training using treadmill with or without a body-weight support system
body weight greater than 400 lbs

Study Contact Info

Study Contact Name
Carrie Bailey, MA; Wen Liu
Study Contact Email
Study Contact Phone

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Other Details

FDA Regulated Drug?
No
FDA Regulated Device?
No
Detailed Description
Stroke is a leading cause of death and permanent disability. About 795,000 strokes occur in the US each year and more than seven million Americans are living with effects of stroke. Cardiovascular diseases are commonly presented and are primary causes of death in stroke survivors. Numerous studies have proven the benefits of walking or other forms of aerobic exercise for cardiovascular and pulmonary function in people after stroke. This proposed randomized controlled efficacy trial will primarily examine whether the investigators' gait training can improve the cardiovascular system in non-ambulatory chronic stroke survivors better than a sitting leg cycling exercise. The investigators have recently developed a novel gait training device and a training program. The experimental group in the proposed project will undergo an 8-week gait training program using a treadmill with body-weight support and the investigators' novel gait training device. The control group will receive an 8-week sitting leg cycling exercise program with similar exercise intensity, frequency, and duration. The proposed project will examine differences between the two groups using a set of comprehensive outcome assessments of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and sensorimotor functions.
NCTid (if applicable)
NCT06247553