The Effects of Group Cycling (Spinning®) With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Control Trial

This study has been completed.
PNC Band arthritis research fund
Mad Dogg Athletics
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First received: June 9, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2009
History: No changes posted

Hypothesis: Group cycling classes (Spinning®) will improve pain and functional outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Methods: Patients with symptomatic knee OA will be randomized to active Spinning® classes 2-3 per week or control group for 3 months. Outcomes including gait speed, WOMAC, KOOS, KOS, and VAS pain at rest and after 6 min walk will be performed at baseline and at 12 weeks.

Condition Intervention
Knee Osteoarthritis
Other: Exercise
Other: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Group Cycling (Spinning®) On Gait and Pain-Related Disability in Persons With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Control Trial

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Preferred gait speed [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • WOMAC [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • KOS [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Exercise intervention
Patients began the exercise intervention after randomization for 12 weeks
Other: Exercise
Patients randomized to treatment arm attended 2-3 Spinning classes per week for 12 weeks.
Placebo Comparator: Control
Patients were asked not to change their baseline exercise program
Other: Control
Patients randomized to the control arm were instructed not to change their baseline exercise programs


Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • symptomatic and radiographic knee OA

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe patella femoral knee pain that would make cycling difficult
  • medical condition which would prohibit an exercise program
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00917618

United States, Pennsylvania
Mercy Hospital of Pittsbugh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15219
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
PNC Band arthritis research fund
Mad Dogg Athletics
Principal Investigator: Kelly Krohn, MD Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kelly Krohn, MD, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Identifier: NCT00917618     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0001
Study First Received: June 9, 2009
Last Updated: June 9, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on April 17, 2014