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Comparison of The Clinical Effects Between Different Physical Therapy Tools in Patellofemoral Pain Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2006 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00451347
First Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2007
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Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
  Purpose

Objectives:The purpose of this study was to investigate the different effects among the quadriceps strength training, taping, and stretching exercise of iliotibial band in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome by randomized control trial study.

Method:An observer blind, prospective, factorial design randomized controlled trail. 90 young adults with patellofemoral pain syndrome were randomly allocated into one of three treatment groups: (1) Quadriceps strength training, (2) taping, and (3) stretch. Each group received treatment for 8 weeks.

Hypothesis:Patients in quadriceps strength training group may get most outcomes in three groups


Condition Intervention Phase
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Device: Quadriceps strength training Device: Taping Device: Home exercise Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • VAS worst
  • muscle strength
  • proprioception
  • functional performance

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: November 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2008
Detailed Description:

Introduction:Patellofemoral pain syndrome ( PFPS ) is a common knee disorder. Factors that cause patellofemoral pain include: over use, soft tissue imbalance, and malalignment of lower extremity. Patients with patellofemoral pain, caused by soft tissue imbalance was thought to be favorite to receive physical therapies. Clinically, physical therapies for patients with PFPS are including: Quadriceps strength training, taping, and stretching exercise. The aforementioned treatment tools showed different effect mechanism. However, there were few clinical studies to compare the clinical effects among the aforementioned three treatment tools. The purpose of this study was to investigate the different effects among the quadriceps strength training, taping, and stretching exercise of iliotibial band in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome by randomized control trial study.

Methods:An observer blind, prospective, factorial design randomized controlled trail. 90 young adults with patellofemoral pain syndrome were randomly allocated into one of three treatment groups: (1) Quadriceps strength training, (2) taping, and (3) stretch. Each group received treatment for 8 weeks.

Outcome measures were including visual analog scales for worst pain, active-active joint reposition error test, the Chinese version of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index, and one repetition maximum recorded at baseline and after the interventions for 8 weeks.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Anterior or retropatellar knee pain present during at least two of the following: ascending/descending stairs, hopping, running, squatting, kneeling, and prolong sitting
  • Insidious onset of symptom unrelated to a traumatic incident
  • Pain on palpation of peripatella
  • VAS>3
  • Age <50 years old
  • Symptoms sustained for more than 1 month

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Over activity: athlete, infatry
  • Patients with meniscal lesion, ligamentous instability, patellar tendon pathology, radiation pain from spine, referred pain
  • Neurological disease involved
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00451347


Contacts
Contact: Mei-Hwa Jan, Master 886-2-33228138 mhjan@ntu.edu.tw

Locations
Taiwan
School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Mei-Hwa Jan    886-2-33228138    mhjan@ntu.edu.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Mei-Hwa Jan Kinesiology Lab, School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00451347     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200611006R
First Submitted: March 21, 2007
First Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Verified: November 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases