The Effects of Home-Based Rehabilitation Treatments Among Persons With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Matthew W. Rogers, MS, University of Zululand
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00735098
First received: August 12, 2008
Last updated: February 4, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

August 12, 2008
February 4, 2013
January 2009
December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
(WOMAC) self assessment of physical function [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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The Effects of Home-Based Rehabilitation Treatments Among Persons With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis
The Effects of Home-Based Rehabilitation Treatments Among Persons With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis.

Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most frequent causes of physical disability and pain among adults. Recent evidence suggests that shorter exercise programs that incorporate kinesthesia, balance and agility (KBA) techniques may result in more rapid symptom relief and functional improvements in comparison to traditional therapeutic exercise. KBA techniques are designed to improve dynamic joint stability by using a series of activities which challenge balance and coordination. To determine the independent effects of KBA training on functional abilities, it is necessary to test it as a training program unto itself. The proposed clinical trial is designed to do this by using three training groups: KBA only; lower extremity strength training only; and a combination of the two. The total exercise time and intensity of each condition will be approximately equal. A non-exercise group will control for any effects related to the testing procedures and the passage of time. Community volunteer men and women age 50 and over with physician diagnosed symptomatic knee OA will participate.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Osteoarthritis
  • Other: KBA exercise
    KBA exercise protocol, 3 times per week for 8 weeks
  • Other: strength training exercise
    strength training exercise, 3 times per week for 8 weeks
  • Other: KBA and strength training
    KBA and strength training exercise, 3 times per week for 8 weeks
  • Other: Control group
    8 week control group
  • Experimental: 1
    KBA exercise protocol
    Intervention: Other: KBA exercise
  • Experimental: 2
    strength training exercise protocol
    Intervention: Other: strength training exercise
  • Experimental: 3
    KBA and strength training protocol
    Intervention: Other: KBA and strength training
  • Sham Comparator: 4
    Intervention: Other: Control group
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Completed
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December 2012
December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 50 years or over of either gender
  • Self-reported knee pain
  • Physician diagnosed tibiofemoral OA, unilateral or bilateral, per ACR guidelines
  • Demonstrated minimal knee OA related dysfunction per WOMAC score
  • Not engaged in a regular leg exercise program for minimum of 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • High risk health status per (e.g.) ACSM guidelines
  • Inability to obtain physician release for exercise
  • Unresolved balance disorder
  • Unresolved neurological disorder
  • History of knee surgery or major knee trauma injury
  • Hip or ankle instability, excessive weakness, surgery or major trauma injury
  • Hip or knee replacement
  • Intra-articular joint injection within 4 weeks of the study
Both
50 Years and older
No
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United States
 
NCT00735098
KneeOAExercise-2
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Matthew W. Rogers, MS, University of Zululand
University of Zululand
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Principal Investigator: Matthew W Rogers, MS University of Zululand
University of Zululand
February 2013

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