Balance Control in Children With Cerebral Palsy

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Temple University

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Cerebral Palsy

Treatments

Procedure: SR stimulation & Sensory integration testing
Procedure: Sensory Integration Testing

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02456376
22173 (Other Identifier)
71002-PHI-14

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to investigate how sensory information processing affects balance ability in children with cerebral palsy (CP). An additional goal is to determine if a subsensory electrical stimulation called Stochastic Resonance (SR) Stimulation, can improve balance in children with CP. Children with CP and children with typical development will participate and complete a series of clinical and balance assessments. They will also be tested in a sensor fusion paradigm to investigate potential deficits in the dynamic integration of visual, vestibular and proprioceptive information during upright stance. SR stimulation will then be used to potentially improve these deficits and subsequently their balance ability.

Enrollment

20 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

8 to 18 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Diagnosis of spastic diplegia CP (GMFCS I- III)*
  • Ability to stand independently for approximately 2 min

Exclusion criteria

  • Lower extremity surgery or fractures in the year prior testing
  • Joint instability or dislocation in the lower extremities
  • Botulinum toxin injections in the lower extremities within the past 6 months*
  • Marked visual or hearing deficits
  • Uncontrolled seizure disorder

Implanted medical device that may be contraindicated with application of SR stimulation

Asterisk indicates the eligibility criteria that should be met only by children with CP

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

20 participants in 2 patient groups

Children with Cerebral palsy
Experimental group
Description:
Sensory integration testing SR stimulation and Sensory integration testing
Treatment:
Procedure: Sensory Integration Testing
Procedure: SR stimulation & Sensory integration testing
Children with Typical Development
Active Comparator group
Description:
Sensory integration testing SR stimulation and Sensory integration testing
Treatment:
Procedure: Sensory Integration Testing
Procedure: SR stimulation & Sensory integration testing

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Anastasia Zarkou, PT, MS; Samuel CK Lee, PT, PhD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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