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The effects of a functional fitness training in children with cerebral palsy
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN77274716
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title The effects of a functional fitness training in children with cerebral palsy
Scientific title
Serial number at source 05-092
Study hypothesis Children with cerebral palsy will benefit from functional fitness training.
Lay summary
Ethics approval Ethics approval received from the local medical ethics committee
Study design Multicentre, randomised, single blinded, active controlled, parallel group trial
Countries of recruitment Netherlands
Disease/condition/study domain Cerebral parese (cerebral palsy)
Participants - inclusion criteria 1. Cerebral palsy
2. Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) I or II
3. Age 7 - 20 years
4. Informed consent
Participants - exclusion criteria 1. Cardiac or respiratory conditions that may be affected by exercise
2. Surgical or orthopaedic procedures during or up to three months prior to the study
Anticipated start date 15/10/2005
Anticipated end date 15/06/2006
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 100
Interventions Fitness programme that consists of functional exercises. 45 minutes fitness training twice a week for 8 months.
Primary outcome measure(s) Aerobic capacity.
Secondary outcome measure(s) 1. Activities of daily life
2. Participation
3. Competence
4. Quality of life
Sources of funding Dr WM Phelps-Stichting Voor Spastici (The Netherlands)
Trial website http://www.netchild.nl
Publications Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17984410
Contact name Dr  Olaf  Verschuren
  Address Revalidatiecentrum De Hoogstraat
Rembrandtkade 10
  City/town Utrecht
  Zip/Postcode 3583 TM
  Country Netherlands
  Tel +31 (0)30 2561211
  Email o.verschuren@dehoogstraat.nl
Sponsor University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  Address WKZ, Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy
Lundlaan 6
  City/town Amsterdam
  Zip/Postcode 3584 EA
  Country Netherlands
  Tel +31 (0)30 2504030
  Fax +31 (0)30 2505333
  Email p.j.m.helders@umcutrecht.nl
  Sponsor website: http://www.umcutrecht.nl/zorg/
Date applied 20/12/2005
Last edited 07/11/2007
Date ISRCTN assigned 20/12/2005
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