- Research Studies
When a research study is approved by a scientific review board and accepted by the CPRR Study Committee, the CPRR Coordinator informs eligible participants of the study.
The following is a list of studies that have recruited recently to give an example of the type of work that is done by researchers who use the CPRR. Follow us on Twitter for additional updates. Please feel free to also reach out for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Posture and Orientation in Adults with Cerebral Palsy" ages 15-50
The purpose of this study is to understand how persons with cerebral palsy use their vision to help with balance and to prevent falling. A virtual reality set-up is used to assess balance. The researchers hope to be able to provide an effective intervention to improve balance and walking ability in persons with cerebral palsy.
"Functional Electrical Stimulation Assisted Cycling to Improve Fitness and Strength in Children with Cerebral Palsy" ages 10-18
The purpose of this study is to develop a better way for children with cerebral palsy to exercise. The need for activity and exercise is especially important for youth with physical disablities. Studies show that this group participates in less physical activity compared to their typical developing peers and therefore are more at risk for declines in health. Researchers would like to know if electrical stimulation to a child's or teen's legs will increase strength so that he/she could ride a stationary tricycle for physical activity.
"Robotic Gait Training Improves Locomotor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy" ages 4-14
The purpose of this study is to improve the walking ability of children with diplegic, triplegic and quadriplegic cerebral palsy by using a robot-assisted body weight supported treadmill training system. The researchers hope to be able to provide an effective intervention to improve walking ability in children with cerebral palsy.