Evaluation of Positioning Protocols on a Wheelchair in Hemiplegic Patients

2020-02-19 18:28:42 | BioPortfolio


The main purpose of this study is to assess the interest of using wheelchair positioning equipment on the decrease of postural disorders, compared to the standard use of a wheelchair


The stroke is the main cause of hemiplegia in developed countries. Fifteen percent of people who say they have a stroke need, at home, a wheelchair to get from one room to another. The use of a wheelchair can cause postural disorders which can lead to pain, orthopedic deformity and pressure ulcers.

This study aims to assess the interest of using wheelchair positioning equipment (Seat back, Positioning cushion and Belt) on the decrease of postural disorders.

This decrease will be assessed after a standardized course, performed under three different conditions: with the positioning equipment (Positioning cushion and Seat back), with the positioning equipment and the belt and with the wheelchair alone.

Clinical tool used to assess the decrease is the Seated Postural Control Measure for Adults 2.0 (SPCMA 2.0).

This study, which will be the first prospective, interventional, multicenter, controlled and randomized study, could pave the way for guidelines of good practice, for wheelchair positioning of hemiplegic patients in France

Study Design


Hemiplegia and/or Hemiparesis Following Stroke


Arm 1, Arm 2, Arm 3, Arm 4, Arm 5, Arm 6


Groupement Hospitalier Intercommunal du Vexin


Not yet recruiting


Centre Hospitalier René Dubos

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-02-19T18:28:42-0500

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