A Randomized, Crossover Clinical Trial of Exoskeletal-Assisted Walking to Improve Mobility, Bowel Function, and Cardiometabolic Profiles in Persons with SCI
Technical Report,29 Sep 2017,28 Sep 2018
Bronx Veterans Medical Research Foundation Bronx United States
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The primary objectives of this proposal are to achieve successful walking skills in the exoskeletal-assisted walking devices for an extended period of time and at specific velocities and distances over the course of 36 sessions in three months in people with chronic SCI who are wheelchair users for community mobility. The secondary objectives are to determine if 36 sessions in three months of walking is effective in improving bowel function and body composition. The exploratory objectives are to address additional questions concerning the retention or non-retention of positive changes, the effects of the increased physical activity from exoskeletal-assisted walking on vagal tone, orthostatic tolerance, lipid profile, total testosterone, estradiol levels, and quality of life QOL.
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