Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial

Trekking Poles to Aid Multiple Sclerosis Gait Impairment

Summary

In this study, the investigators will examine a sample of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) to determine whether their walking function and ability is different depending on which walking assistive device is used.

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In this study, the investigators will examine a sample of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) to determine whether their walking function and ability is different depending on which walking assistive device is used. In addition, the investigators will examine the psychosocial impact and amount of fatigue induced by each assistive device. Data collection will consist of a series of assessments via survey and physical performance. The analyses will consist of appropriate comparisons of means to determine if the use of different assistive devices alters any of the outcomes.

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Be 18-64 years old with a confirmed diagnosis of MS
Have perceived walking difficulty
Have an EDSS score of < 6, calculated by the physician
Ability to understand study procedures and to comply with them for the entire length of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

Have had a MS exacerbation in the prior 8 weeks
Have other serious medical conditions that would impair their ability to participate in gait performance testing (i.e. severe rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis)
If the physician deems a participant unsafe to go home with devices
Cannot communicate in English
Possess greater than a mild decrease in mentation (i.e. a score of >2 on the Mental Functions item of the FSS)
Inability or unwillingness of individual to give written informed consent

Study is for people with:

Multiple Sclerosis

Estimated Enrollment:

29

Study ID:

NCT02227524

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:

Rowan University

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Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford New Jersey, 08084, United States

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Study is for people with:

Multiple Sclerosis

Estimated Enrollment:

29

Study ID:

NCT02227524

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:


Rowan University

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