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Rehabilitation of Conversion Gait Disorder



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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, is looking for individuals to participate in clinical studies. Participating in clinical research allows you to play an active role in developing future treatments for many disorders of the brain and nervous system. The information below is designed to help you quickly learn about actively recruiting research studies for which you or someone you know may be eligible.

Description:

Evaluating the effects in functional status after three weeks of cognitive - and behavioural rehabilitation on patients with gait disorder. The patients are followed up as after 1 and 12 months to study if any improvement is still present. The patients are being recruited from neurological units. The intervention is explanation of symptoms, positive reinforcement of normal behaviour and absence reinforcement of dysfunctional behaviour. In addition the study aims at describing typical gait patterns at patients with gait disorder by using biomechanical measurements (EKG).

Patients are being recruited from neurological unit/ div and out patients department of SSR and are randomized to treatment or control group. Essential gait disorders do to conversion symptoms and willingness to participate in either of the two groups with informed consent are required.

Phase: 

Phase 1/2

Eligibility Criteria:

Please follow this link for trial eligibility information to share with your doctor.

Study Design: 

Interventional, Purpose: Treatment

Study Locations: 

Vestfold, Norway

For more information:

Contact: Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01422278
Visit:  http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01422278?term=conversion+gait&rank=1

Last Reviewed January 3, 2013