Research Study

Collaborative Power Mobility Innovative Learning OpporTunity (CoPILOT) - A Pilot Study of a New Training Approach (Phase 1)
Principal Investigator 
Bill Miller

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Spine
Disorders and Conditions 
Mild Cognitive Impairment
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT02320786
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Jan 20, 2015 to Aug 24, 2017
Locations 
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Name/Title 
Emma Smith, PhD Student
Phone 
604-714-4108
Purpose of Study 

Losing the ability to walk can lead to fewer opportunities to socialize with friends and family, and participate in the community. When this happens, powered wheelchairs can provide access to homes and communities, contributing to health and well-being. Training by a qualified occupational therapist allows an individual to use a powered wheelchair safely and effectively. Learning to drive a powered wheelchair can be difficult, frustrating and time consuming for people with cognitive and physical challenges. A feasibility study will evaluate a novel shared control training intervention (CoPILOT) for power wheelchair users with spinal injury and cognitive impairment to determine if: 1.CoPILOT is feasible to administer; 2. CoPILOT improves wheelchair use, confidence for wheelchair use, wheelchair mobility, and satisfaction with participation compared to standard of care training; and 3. the study design is appropriate. This feasibility study will allow for study design and protocol refinement and will provide pilot data for a larger randomized control trial (RCT).

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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