Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Trial Comparing Traditional Back School and Individual Therapist-Assisted Exercise
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00256373|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 19, 2006
Rheumatologists are discussing, whether rehabilitation of patients with low back pain (LBP) can be improved. At present patients with LBP start treatment as soon as possible, this also applies for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) - pain lasting over 12 weeks. At Glostrup University Hospital department of Physical Medicine/rheumatology we use a method (method A) where an interdisciplinary team gives the patients a treatment composed of various topics. This includes among other things education, physical team training, exercises in swimming pool, stretching exercises, and occupational therapy. A different method (method B) originates from the Rehabilitation centre in Karlslunde led by Teddy Oefeldt. Here they focus strictly on dynamic training of muscles in the back and the buttocks. A therapist, who in the beginning partly carries the patient through the exercises, assists this training.
In both methods, individually considerations are taken, but to a greater extend in method B. The treatment will extend over a three months period.
A few earlier investigations have compared these two methods, but they have not been systematized to such a degree, that they gave any final conclusions. Therefore, we initialized an investigation including a larger number of patients, where the two methods are compared from the results the patients achieve after 3, 6, 12 and 24 months.
286 consecutive patients were included and randomized to one of the two methods. Those, who did not wish to participate in the investigation, were treated according to the department's normal procedure (Method A)
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Low Back Pain||Procedure: Mod. functional restoration-Individ. dynamic back-muscle||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Study Start Date :||January 2001|
|Study Completion Date :||November 2005|
- Pain VAS
- Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire
- Low Back Pain Rating Scale
- Medicine use
- Work situation
- Change in physical activity
- Global assessment
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|Glostrup University Hospital|
|Glostrup, Denmark, 2600|
|Study Chair:||Charlotte Lundsgaard, MD|
|Study Director:||Claus Hellesen, MD|
|Study Director:||Alex Oefeldt, Therapist|
|Study Director:||Gorm Thamsborg, Dr.Med.Sci.|
|Study Director:||Arne Astrup, Dr.Med.Sci.|
|Study Chair:||Steen Stender, Dr.Med.Sci.|
|Principal Investigator:||Ninna Dufour, MD||Unfilliated|