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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

July 19, 2010
August 13, 2012
July 2010
December 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01168180 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • 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 ]
Same as current
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Traditional Thai Massage and Scapulocostal Syndrome
Efficacy of Traditional Thai Massage on Patients With Scapulocostal Syndrome

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.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Scapulocostal Syndrome
  • 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
  • Other: Ultrasound therapy and hot pack
  • 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
    Intervention: Other: Traditional Thai massage
  • 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
    Intervention: Other: Ultrasound therapy and hot pack
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
60
December 2011
December 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Both
18 Years to 50 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Thailand
 
NCT01168180
527090004-4
Yes
Assoc Prof. Dr. Wichai Eungpinithpong, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University
Khon Kaen University
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Khon Kaen University
June 2011

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