Manual Wheelchair Skills Training for Spina Bifida

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MISpina Bifida+5 MoreManual Wheelchair Skills Training - Other
5 - 17
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial looks at the effects of a skills training program on children's ability to use manual wheelchairs independently.

Eligible Conditions
  • Spina Bifida
  • Genetic Disorder
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Motor Skills Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline,pre-intervention and immediately after the conclusion of the 6 week intervention

Week 6
Change in adaptive skills
Change in behavior
Change in manual wheelchair skill confidence
Change in manual wheelchair skill performance
Change in manual wheelchair skills performance
Changes in perceptions regarding the manual wheelchair skills intervention

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Manual wheelchair skills training
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

4 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Manual Wheelchair Skills Training · No Placebo Group · N/A

Manual wheelchair skills training
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Manual Wheelchair Skills Training · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline,pre-intervention and immediately after the conclusion of the 6 week intervention

Who is running the clinical trial?

Grand Valley State UniversityLead Sponsor
10 Previous Clinical Trials
8,643 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Spina Bifida
4 Patients Enrolled for Spina Bifida

Eligibility Criteria

Age 5 - 17 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have difficulty walking due to a medical condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current enrollment size of this research project?

"Affirmative, the information available on indicates this trial is actively in search of subjects to participate. It was initially posted on May 5th 2022 and recent updated with the same date; seeking 4 patients across a single site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Are there any current openings within this research project?

"According to the details available on, this trial is recruiting participants - it was posted online on May 5th 2022 and has been recently updated in the same month." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does this research protocol include individuals aged 35 and above?

"As per the specifications of this trial, participants must fall between 5 and 17 years old." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Who are the ideal candidates for participation in this medical research?

"This medical trial is currently seeking up to four patients with cerebral palsy, between the ages of five and seventeen. A few essential criteria must be met: participants must continue to be under 18 throughout the study, use a wheelchair at least 25% of their day, understand instructions given by parental guardians, have parents who can converse in English fluently for safety reasons, and lastly live within Michigan's borders." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.