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Evaluation and Physical Therapy for Patients With Degenerated Cervical Spine

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00162890
First Posted: September 13, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2010
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Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
  Purpose

The specific aims are as follows:

  1. To investigate the degree of impairment, such as range, proprioception, sensation, and electromyography (EMG) pattern of healthy, older subjects.
  2. To investigate the relationship of these impairment measurements, the functional outcome and disability in patients with cervical spondylosis.
  3. To develop an exercise program with an emphasis on proprioception, stability and coordination for patients with neck-shoulder complaints to decrease the impairment and increase the functions of patients.

Condition Intervention
Degenerated Cervical Spine Spinal Diseases Behavioral: Therapeutic exercise

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation and Physical Therapy for Patients With Degenerated Cervical Spine

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: February 2002
Study Completion Date: July 2003
Primary Completion Date: July 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patient with degenerative cervical disease Behavioral: Therapeutic exercise

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects aged 20-75 year-old will be recruited. One hundred participants are anticipated to be recruited in this study.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Group one: participants without degenerated disease in the cervical spine
  • Group two: participants with degenerated disease in the cervical spine

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Grade III, IV of degenerated cervical spine
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00162890


Locations
Taiwan
School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Shwu-Fen Wang, Ph.D School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University, Department and Graduate School of Physical Therapy
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00162890     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9100002264
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 13, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2010
Last Verified: December 2009

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
degenerated cervical spine
assessment
physical therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases