New Triple Hop Test Quality Assessment Tool

Overview

This study will develop a new jump assessment tool for the Triple Hop Test, and will test its reliability on adolescent and adult, healthy and post- anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) population.

Creating a new assessment test for a jump test that incorporates the known movement components that are important after an ACL injury can improve patient evaluation, decision for return to sport activity and injury prevention.

Full Title of Study: “Examination of New Triple Hop Test Assessment Tool for Adults and Adolescents, Healthy and After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Non-Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Screening
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: December 2020

Detailed Description

Study population- Adults, women and men aged 20-45, boys and girls aged 12-15. uninjured population: non symptomatic subjects, without major injury in their history. Injured population: ACL injured subjects, 9-12 month after beginning of treatment/surgery.

Stages of study:

stage 1- The investigators will create a new high-quality literature-based assessment test for the triple hop test (NTHT). The test will have 10 sections, its score ranges from 0 to 14 points and a high score means poor performance.

Stage 2- Performing reliability tests between and within the testers for NTHT. The tests will be done with the help of video photography of NTHT.

Stage 3- Performing NTHT and THT tests on healthy adult and adolescent subjects and on ACL adult and adolescent subjects, assessing the NTHT by watching video performance.

Interventions

  • Other: new triple hop test
    • New jumping assessment will be performed in all included study groups. This new assessment includes quality evaluation.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Active Comparator: Healthy adult
    • Each participants will be asked to perform triple hop test on a straight line and to stand stable at the end of the jump. Two jumps will be performed on each leg, with 1 minute rest between them. The jumps will be recorded via video. Legs muscle strength will be assessed using hand held dynamometer
  • Experimental: ACL adult
    • Each participants will be asked to perform triple hop test on a straight line and to stand stable at the end of the jump. Two jumps will be performed on each leg, with 1 minute rest between them. The jumps will be recorded via video. Legs muscle strength will be assessed using hand held dynamometer
  • Active Comparator: Healthy adolescent
    • Each participants will be asked to perform triple hop test on a straight line and to stand stable at the end of the jump. Two jumps will be performed on each leg, with 1 minute rest between them. The jumps will be recorded via video. Legs muscle strength will be assessed using hand held dynamometer
  • Experimental: ACL adolescent
    • Each participants will be asked to perform triple hop test on a straight line and to stand stable at the end of the jump. Two jumps will be performed on each leg, with 1 minute rest between them. The jumps will be recorded via video.Legs muscle strength will be assessed using hand held dynamometer

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • New triple hop test score
    • Time Frame: baseline
    • the score ranges between 0-14. lower score represent better jumping quality.
  • triple hop test
    • Time Frame: baseline
    • measurement of jumping distance(in cm) and symmetry between legs
  • muscle strength
    • Time Frame: baseline
    • muscle strength in Newton, assessed by an hand held dynamometer.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria uninjured population:

  • non symptomatic subjects
  • without major injury in their history.

Inclusion Criteria injured population:

  • ACL injured subjects
  • 9-12 month after beginning of treatment/surgery.

Exclusion Criteria uninjured population:

  • acute pain
  • knee instability symptoms
  • history of lower leg injury
  • unable to jump on one leg
  • knee ligament injury.

Exclusion Criteria Injured population:

  • late in rehabilitation program
  • unable to jump or run
  • instability symptoms.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 12 Years

Maximum Age: 45 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • University of Haifa
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Gali Dar, Head of department of Physical therapy – University of Haifa
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Gali Dar, PhD, Principal Investigator, University of Haifa
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Noa Greenberg, BPT, 972528557345, noa886@gmail.com

Citations Reporting on Results

Graziano J, Chiaia T, de Mille P, Nawabi DH, Green DW, Cordasco FA. Return to Sport for Skeletally Immature Athletes After ACL Reconstruction: Preventing a Second Injury Using a Quality of Movement Assessment and Quantitative Measures to Address Modifiable Risk Factors. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Apr 20;5(4):2325967117700599. doi: 10.1177/2325967117700599. eCollection 2017 Apr.

Dekker TJ, Godin JA, Dale KM, Garrett WE, Taylor DC, Riboh JC. Return to Sport After Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Its Effect on Subsequent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Jun 7;99(11):897-904. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.16.00758.

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