Research Study

Evaluation of the WiiFit to Enhance Walking in Older Adults With Lower Limb Amputation
Principal Investigator 
Bill Miller

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Hip, Leg and Foot
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Assistive Devices
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT01942798
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Sep 16, 2013 to Jul 22, 2017
Locations 
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Name/Title 
Ashleigh Baker, Study Coordinator
Phone 
604-737-6292
Email Address 
wiinwalk@gmail.com
Purpose of Study 

WiiNWALK is a 4 week physical activity, with the intervention of a WiiFit, targeted to improve walking capacity in individuals with either a unilateral below-knee or above-knee amputation. This is a randomized control trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the WiiNWALK program in older (50+ years) community living adults with lower limb amputations (LLA).

Hypothesis: We expect the WiiNWALK intervention will have a treatment effect with improvement in functional walking capacity, compared to the control group who will only be playing cognitive games. Secondarily, a functional walking capacity will also include an improvement in lower extremity strength and balance, inter-limb gait symmetry, balance confidence along with participation in daily and social activities, locomotor capabilities and an increase in physical activities.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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