Heated Pool Exercise Groups for Patients With Rheumatic Diseases

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2012 by National Resource Center for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anne Christie, National Resource Center for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01755832
First received: December 15, 2012
Last updated: December 19, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of heated pool group exercises for patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases with regard to symptoms (pain, fatigue, stiffness and ability to carry out daily activities).


Condition Intervention
Rheumatic Disease
Procedure: Pool exercise

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Better Everyday-life With Heated Pool Exercise Groups for Patients With Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

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Further study details as provided by National Resource Center for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Activity [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    How much do your health problems affect your ability to conduct daily activities? The outcome is assessed on a ten-point rating scale ranging from zero to ten with "0" representing "no affect" and "10" representing "extreme affect".

  • Pain [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    How much pain do you have at present? The outcome is measured on a ten-point numeric rating scale (NRS) ranging from zero to ten with "0" representing "no pain" and "10" representing "extreme pain".

  • Fatigue [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    How much fatigue do you have at present? The outcome is assesses on a ten-point rating scale ranging from zero to ten with "0" representing "no fatigue" and "10" representing "extreme fatigue"

  • Stiffness [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    How much stiffness do you have at present? The outcome is assessed on a ten-point numeric rating scale with "0" representing "no stiffness" and "10" representing "extreme stiffness".


Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Pool exercise group
Patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease
Procedure: Pool exercise
Group exercise in heated pool one hour per week for 12 weeks.

Detailed Description:

The patients receive text messages on mobile phones twice a week for circa 40 weeks. The text messages ask for pain, fatigue, stiffness and ability to carry out everyday activities. The patients should respond with a number from 0 to 10, where 0 is no symptoms/no hindering of activity and 10 is worst symptoms/worst hindering of activity.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with inflammatory rheumatic joint diseases with a medical referral to group exercises in heated pool.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Referral from a medical doctor to group exercises in heated pool
  • Inflammatory rheumatic joint disease
  • > 18 years
  • Stable disease
  • Mobile phone owner
  • Understand and use text messages on mobile phones

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Independent living
  • Joint surgery previous to the study start
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01755832

Contacts
Contact: Anne Christie, Ph.D. +47 22 45 48 49 anne.christie@diakonsyk.no

Locations
Norway
National resource center for rehabilitation in rheumatology Recruiting
Oslo, Norway, 0319
Contact: Anne Christie, Ph.D.    -47 22 45 48 49    anne.christie@diakonsyk.no   
Principal Investigator: Kåre Birger Hagen, Professor         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Resource Center for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anne Christie, Ph.D. National resource centre for rehabilitation in rheumatology
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Anne Christie, Senior researcher, National Resource Center for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01755832     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011/1654, NRF2012, OSL2012
Study First Received: December 15, 2012
Last Updated: December 19, 2012
Health Authority: Norway: Regional Ethics Commitee

Keywords provided by National Resource Center for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology:
inflammatory rheumatic joint disease
text message
> 18 years
Norwegian speaking

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rheumatic Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014