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Recruitment status Completed
Unique ID issued by UMIN UMIN000022986
Receipt No. R000026455
Scientific Title Quantitative analysis of hippotherapy in patients with walking disabilities
Date of disclosure of the study information 2016/07/02
Last modified on 2019/07/01

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Public title Quantitative analysis of hippotherapy in patients with walking disabilities
Acronym Evaluation of hippotherapy using quantitative indicators
Scientific Title Quantitative analysis of hippotherapy in patients with walking disabilities
Scientific Title:Acronym Evaluation of hippotherapy using quantitative indicators

Condition Patients presented with walking disabilities due to cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus (post-treatment), and stroke.
Classification by specialty
Pediatrics Rehabilitation medicine
Classification by malignancy Others
Genomic information NO

Narrative objectives1 Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy that usesequine movement as part of an integrated intervention program for achieving functional outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of hippotherapy on temporospatial parameters of gait and balance abilities in patients with walking disabilities.
Basic objectives2 Efficacy
Basic objectives -Others
Trial characteristics_1
Trial characteristics_2
Developmental phase

Primary outcomes Short- and long-term improvement of hippothray assessed by Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM).Temporospatial parameters of gait and balance abilities using a tri-axial motion recorder analysis for a 5-m or 10-m walikng test, score for dimensions D (standing) and E (walking, running, jumping) of the GMFM. Comparison was performed with control (recreation) or age-matched normal database subjects.
Key secondary outcomes WHOQOL-BREF (Japanese version), CPQOL-child/-caregiver.

Study type Interventional

Study design
Basic design Parallel
Randomization Randomized
Randomization unit Individual
Blinding Open -but assessor(s) are blinded
Control Active
Stratification YES
Dynamic allocation NO
Institution consideration Institution is not considered as adjustment factor.
Blocking NO
Concealment No need to know

No. of arms 2
Purpose of intervention Treatment
Type of intervention
Interventions/Control_1 Hippotherapy (30min once weekly)
Interventions/Control_2 Control group without hippotherapy (e.g., recreation, non-therapeutic intervention) or age-matched normal database.

Age-lower limit
4 years-old <=
Age-upper limit
80 years-old >=
Gender Male and Female
Key inclusion criteria Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy in the Kanto region of Japan were recruited by contacting the schools that cater for them with appropriate physiotherapy services, as well as via adjacent hospital/clinics.
Key exclusion criteria Exclusion criteria included if they had 1) previous participation in hippotherapy, 2) history of fracture or epilepsy within 8 weeks of enrolment, and 3) cognitive or physical impairment sufficiently severe that would hinder study protocol. In addition, participants were excluded if they received medication or orthopedic surgery (e.g., botulinum toxin injection and selective dorsal rhizotomy) for treating tight muscles and spasticity related to CP during the study or within 3 months of the enrollment.
Target sample size 100

Research contact person
Name of lead principal investigator
1st name Hirokazu
Middle name
Last name Tsubone
Organization Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Division name Research Center for Food Safety
Zip code 113-8657
Address 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
TEL 03-5841-5004

Public contact
Name of contact person
1st name Tatsushi
Middle name
Last name Mutoh
Organization Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
Division name Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology
Zip code 980-8575
Address 4-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8575, Japan
TEL 022-717-8559
Homepage URL

Institute Holistic Betterment and Wellness Through Riding PIROUETTE, Japan

Funding Source
Organization Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (18K10773)
Category of Funding Organization Japanese Governmental office
Nationality of Funding Organization

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IRB Contact (For public release)
Organization Holistic Betterment and Wellness Through Riding PIROUETTE
Address 277701 Hiraide-cho, Utsunomiya, Japan
Tel 022-717-8559

Secondary IDs
Secondary IDs YES
Study ID_1 SPTS2016007
Org. issuing International ID_1 The Society of Physical Therapy Science Ethics Committee
Study ID_2
Org. issuing International ID_2

Institutions 障がい者のための馬事普及協会「ピルエット」

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Date of disclosure of the study information
2016 Year 07 Month 02 Day

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Publication of results Unpublished

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Number of participants that the trial has enrolled 30
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Recruitment status Completed
Date of protocol fixation
2013 Year 01 Month 01 Day
Date of IRB
2016 Year 12 Month 22 Day
Anticipated trial start date
2013 Year 04 Month 01 Day
Last follow-up date
2019 Year 06 Month 30 Day
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2016 Year 07 Month 02 Day
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