Retention of Whole-body Training Effects on Ambulatory Function in Children With Cerebral Palsy (CP_WBVT)

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The University of Texas System (UT)

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Gait Disorders, Neurologic
Locomotion Disorder, Neurologic
CP

Treatments

Other: Whole body vibration training

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04961749
1745950-2

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study will evaluate the retention effects of a four-week whole-body vibration training intervention in children with Cerebral Palsy. The primary outcomes for this study are gait function, including Timed Up and Go and the two-minute walk test. Secondary outcomes of this study include lower extremity gait function, coordination, and gait variability. For this study, a total of 10 children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) will be recruited with 5 being randomly placed into an experimental group and 5 being randomly placed into a control group. Each participant, regardless of group, will complete pre-, post-, and retention testing, with a four-week whole-body vibration training intervention between the pre- and post-testing. The four-week whole-body vibration training will include three visits per week, with the experimental group receiving a vibration stimulus while standing on a vibration platform. Vibration sessions will consist of three-minutes of vibration, followed by three minutes rest, completing this cycle three separate times. The control group will follow a similar pattern, but rather than experiencing vibration, they will hear a sound of the vibration platform through a speaker. Once the four-week training session is finished, participants will return after a three-month retention period to determine whether ambulation function was retained.

Enrollment

10 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

8 to 12 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy
  • Ability to walk independently

Exclusion criteria

Musculoskeletal injuries or conditions (other than Cerebral Palsy) which alter their independent walking ability

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

10 participants in 2 patient groups

Vibration group
Experimental group
Description:
This group will receive vibration stimulation while standing on a side-alternating vibration platform. Vibration sessions will occur three times per week over four-weeks. Each session will include three-minutes of vibration followed by three-minutes rest, completing this sequence three times per session
Treatment:
Other: Whole body vibration training
Control group
No Intervention group
Description:
This group will not receive vibration, but will rather hear a recording of the vibration, while still standing on the vibration platform. Still, this group will receive this training three times per week over four-weeks with a similar three-minute rotation as the vibration group.

Trial documents
1

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Jeffrey D Eggleston, PhD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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