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Traditional Thai Massage and Scapulocostal Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Khon Kaen University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01168180
First received: July 19, 2010
Last updated: August 13, 2012
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of traditional Thai massage on pain intensity, pressure pain threshold, muscle tension, anxiety, cervical range of motion, patient satisfaction and side effects in the treatment of scapulocostal syndrome.


Condition Intervention
Scapulocostal Syndrome
Other: Traditional Thai massage
Other: Ultrasound therapy and hot pack

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Traditional Thai Massage on Patients With Scapulocostal Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Khon Kaen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain intensity (Visual analog scale) [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The intensity of pain will be reported by the participant on a numerical analog scale ranging from 0 to 10. Zero indicates no pain anywhere and 10 indicates the most pain ever experienced.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pressure Pain Threshold [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Muscle tension (Visual analog scale) [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • State Anxiety Inventory [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Side effects [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Traditional Thai massage
The participants will receive thirty minutes session of traditional Thai massage onto the scapular region for 9 sessions over a period of 3 weeks
Other: Traditional Thai massage
The participants will receive thirty minutes session of traditional Thai massage onto the scapular region for 9 sessions over a period of 3 weeks
Active Comparator: Ultrasound therapy and hot pack
The participants will receive thirty minutes session of Ultrasound therapy and hot pack for 9 sessions over a period of 3 weeks
Other: Ultrasound therapy and hot pack

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female
  2. Age between 18 - 50 years old
  3. The participants have experienced spontaneous scapular pain (VAS ≥ 3) for longer than 12 weeks (chronic) and that at least one trigger point will be present in the scapular region (serratus posterior superior, rhomboid groups, levator scapulae and trapezius muscles). Trigger points will be diagnosed as the presence of focal tenderness in a taut band and with pain recognition.
  4. The participants will be able to follow instructions.
  5. Good communication and cooperation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. A history of the following diseases or disorders:

    • Rotator cuff disease
    • Cervical radiculopathy
    • Degenerative shoulder joint disease
    • Shoulder stiffness
  2. Contraindications of traditional Thai massage

    • Contagious skin disease
    • Injury or inflammation of muscle
    • Bone fracture and/or joint dislocation
    • Open wound
    • Uncontrolled hypertension
    • Drug and/or alcohol intoxication
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01168180

Locations
Thailand
Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University
Muang, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40002
School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University
Muang, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40002
Sponsors and Collaborators
Khon Kaen University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Assoc Prof. Dr. Wichai Eungpinithpong, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01168180     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 527090004-4
Study First Received: July 19, 2010
Last Updated: August 13, 2012
Health Authority: Thailand: Khon Kaen University Ethics Committee for Human Research

Keywords provided by Khon Kaen University:
Traditional Thai Massage
Scapulocostal Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Syndrome
Disease
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 25, 2014