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A Trial on the Effect on Low Back Pain Related Disability of Different Health Education Programs for Retired Persons

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Pilot study showed recruitment rates were lower than expected,and number of losses to follow-up, much higher.)
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Conseill Insular de Ibiza y Formentera
Mallorca Institute of Social Affairs
Information provided by:
Kovacs Foundation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00441038
First received: February 23, 2007
Last updated: August 23, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
  Purpose
The primary purpose of this study is to compare, in retired persons living in the Balearic Islands, the effectiveness on low back pain related disability of three educational programs. All consist of a group talk and the handout of a booklet, each one different in its content.

Condition Intervention Phase
Low Back Pain Behavioral: The Back Guide Behavioral: The Back Book Behavioral: Cardiovascular and general health Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Official Title: Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial on the Effect on Low Back Pain Related Disability of Different Health Education Programs for Retired Persons

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Further study details as provided by Kovacs Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Intensity of pain, measured at baseline, 30, and 180 days [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Disability, measured at baseline, 30, and 180 days [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Fear avoidance beliefs, measured at baseline, 30, and 180 days [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Quality of life, measured at baseline, 30, and 180 days [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 1100
Study Start Date: December 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Education on postural hygiene and handout of The Back Guide
Behavioral: The Back Guide
Education on postural hygiene and handout of The Back Guide
Behavioral: The Back Book
Education on active management and Handout of The Back Book
Behavioral: Cardiovascular and general health
Education on cardiovascular and general health
Active Comparator: 2
Education on active management and handout of The Back Book
Behavioral: The Back Book
Education on active management and Handout of The Back Book
Behavioral: Cardiovascular and general health
Education on cardiovascular and general health
Active Comparator: 3
Education on cardiovascular and general health
Behavioral: Cardiovascular and general health
Education on cardiovascular and general health

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To attend regular talks for retirees, and accept to attend one health talk, whether or not subject has nonspecific low back pain; to accept participation in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to fill out questionnaires (due to blindness, functional illiteracy, or dementia);
  • Having a diagnosis of rheumatologic inflammatory disease, fibromyalgia, or cancer in last 5 years.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00441038

Locations
Spain
Kovacs Foundation
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kovacs Foundation
Conseill Insular de Ibiza y Formentera
Mallorca Institute of Social Affairs
Investigators
Study Director: Francisco M. Kovacs, MD, PhD Kovacs Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Principal Investigator: Juan Noguera, MD Instituto de Asuntos Sociales y Deportes de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain