Effects of Power Mobility on Young Children With Severe Motor Impairments

U

University of Oklahoma (OU)

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 2

Conditions

Other Central Nervous System or Musculoskeletal Disorders
Cerebral Palsy
Arthrogryposis
Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Treatments

Other: Power mobility

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01028833
2480

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose this study is to determine the effects of power mobility on the development and function of young children of young children whose severe physical disabilities limit their exploratory behaviors and may unnecessarily restrict their cognitive, communication, and social-emotional development.

Enrollment

41 patients

Sex

All

Ages

14 to 30 months old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be between 14- and 30-months of age
  • Must have clinical diagnosis of a motor impairment that prevents functional independent mobility
  • Must have adequate vision and hearing to use power mobility device safely
  • Must have cognitive abilities equivalent to a 12-month level or alertness and interest in the environment that suggests a trial of power mobility is warranted

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

41 participants in 2 patient groups

Power mobility
Experimental group
Description:
Intervention included provision of power wheelchair and power mobility training program. Project staff will use structured power mobility training program to teach the children to use the power mobility devices. Project staff will schedule 1-hour sessions with each family 3 times per week for the first month of the project and will decrease in the following manner as the child becomes proficient and develops basic wheelchair maneuvering skills: two one-hour session per week for 4 weeks; one one-hour session per week for 4 weeks; two one-hour sessions per month for 4 weeks; one one-hour session per month for the remainder of the study.
Treatment:
Other: Power mobility
Control
No Intervention group
Description:
Children in the control group will not receive any additional intervention, but will continue to receive the early intervention or other services they were receiving prior to enrollment in this study.

Trial contacts and locations

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