Deep Friction Massage for Intercostal Pain in Patients With Heart Disease

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Olavs Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01803529
First received: February 28, 2013
Last updated: August 14, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
  Purpose

Studies show that chest pain is a common complaint presented in both general practice and in emergency units. Musculoskeletal causes are common, but frequently overlooked. No studies about treatment of chest pain from the intercostal muscles were found by search in medical literature databases. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of two different physical therapy interventions on intercostal pain in patients with stable heart disease.

The hypothesis was that deep friction massage combined with heat-pack is more effective than heat-pack only.


Condition Intervention
Heart Diseases
Pain
Other: heat-pack with massage
Other: heat-pack only

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Standard Heat-pack With or Without Deep Friction Massage for Intercostal Pain in Patients With Heart Disease

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Further study details as provided by St. Olavs Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pain [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Analogue Scale (VAS) 0 to 100, where 0 is no pain and 100 intolerable pains


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Health-related Quality of life ( HRQL) was evaluated by the disease-specific instrument MacNew and the generic instrument SF-36


Enrollment: 29
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: heat-pack with massage
deep friction massage and standard heat-pack given a maximum of 8 treatments
Other: heat-pack with massage
Active Comparator: heatpack only
standard heat-pack given a maximum of 8 treatments
Other: heat-pack only

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • increasing chest pain during a cardiac rehabilitation class
  • stable coronary disease
  • new re-vascularisation is not planned

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable coronary disease
  • not able to perform the study
  • abuse of drugs or alcohol
  • participating in other ongoing study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01803529

Locations
Norway
St Olavs University Hospital
Trondheim, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Olavs Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Stig A Slørdahl, md prof St Olavs University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: St. Olavs Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01803529     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 066-03
Study First Received: February 28, 2013
Last Updated: August 14, 2013
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by St. Olavs Hospital:
thorax
Intercostal Muscles
massage
heat-pack
hot temperature

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014