Efficacy and Tolerability of Mud Packs Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Hand (mdph)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
fioravanti antonella, University of Siena
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00773682
First received: October 15, 2008
Last updated: November 16, 2011
Last verified: September 2008
  Purpose

Objective

To assess both the short-term and the long term effectiveness of spa therapy in patients with primary hand osteoarthritis (OA) in a single blind, prospective controlled, randomized trial.


Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoarthritis
Other: local mud-pack therapy and balneotherapy
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Tolerability of Mud Packs Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Hands: a One Year Follow-up

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Further study details as provided by University of Siena:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Algofunctional state and quality of life [ Time Frame: two weeks, three , six, nine and twelve months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Consumption of symptomatic drugs and tolerability [ Time Frame: two weeks, three, six, nine and twelve months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: local mud-pack therapy and balneotherapy
    Patients will be treated with local mud-pack application on the hands for 20 minutes and thermal-mineral bath once a day for 15 days.
Detailed Description:

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease and a major contributor of disability in older people. Current treatment of OA include pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities. Spa therapy has a long history in the treatment of OA, but few articles have evaluated the effectiveness of thermal treatment in patients with primary OA of the hands.

The aim of this study is to assess the duration of the clinical effectiveness of mud-packs application and mineral bath in patients with primary OA of the hands in a single blind, controlled, randomized trial.

Our study will follow the patients for a longer period of time (12 months) than was done in previous studies.

60 outpatients will be enrolled; 30 patients will be treated with a combination of daily local mud packs and mineral bath water from the spa centre of Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort (San Casciano Terme, Siena, Italy) for two weeks; 30 patients will continue regular, routine ambulatory care. Patients will be assessed at baseline time, after 2 weeks, after 3, 6, 9 and 12 months following the beginning of the study and will be evaluated by VAS for spontaneous pain, Dreiser Algofunctional index, HAQ, AIMS1 and symptomatic drugs consumption.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the hands according to the ACR criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suffering from any other rheumatological disease other than osteoarthritis
  • Patients that have been treated with mud-pack therapy and balneotherapy in the last 9 months
  • Contraindications to mud-packs and balneotherapy
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Locations
Italy
Rheumatology Unit Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese
Siena, Italy, 53100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Siena
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Antonella Fioravanti, md Rheumatology Unit- Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese-siena
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: fioravanti antonella, medical doctor, University of Siena
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00773682     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 339/07
Study First Received: October 15, 2008
Last Updated: November 16, 2011
Health Authority: Italy: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Siena:
osteoarthritis
hands
mud-packs therapy
balneotherapy
Osteoarthritis of the hands

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases

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