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Back Pain Prevalence in Wheelchair Users and Associated Risk Factors

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 March 2015 by Kovacs Foundation.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Mallorca Institute of Social Affairs
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Francisco M. Kovacs, Kovacs Foundation Identifier:
First received: May 22, 2007
Last updated: March 31, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
The primary purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of back pain in permanent wheelchair users (excludes transitory users) in different regions of Spain. Another study objective is the identification of risk factors for back pain in this population. Data collection will be by means of a structured questionnaire which will be validated in a previous pilot study.

Back Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Back Pain Prevalence in Wheelchair Users and Associated Risk Factors

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Further study details as provided by Kovacs Foundation:

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Wheelchair users who do so on a constant basis (not occasional).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults with established disability;
  • Permanent wheelchair users;
  • Having physical and intellectual ability to answer questionnaire.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Transitory wheelchair users;
  • Diagnosis of inflammatory rheumatic disease, cancer, systemic infection;
  • Red flags for systemic disease.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00477568

Contact: Francisco M Kovacs, MD, PhD +34 971 720809
Contact: María Teresa Gil del Real, MPH +34 91 3440244

Fundación Kovacs Recruiting
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07012
Principal Investigator: Francisco M Kovacs, MD, PhD         
Instituto de Asuntos Sociales y Deportes de Mallorca Recruiting
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Island, Spain, 07014
Principal Investigator: Juan Noguera, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kovacs Foundation
Mallorca Institute of Social Affairs
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
  More Information

Responsible Party: Francisco M. Kovacs, Director of Scientific Department, Kovacs Foundation, Kovacs Foundation Identifier: NCT00477568     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FK-R-14
Study First Received: May 22, 2007
Last Updated: March 31, 2015

Keywords provided by Kovacs Foundation:
Wheelchair users
Back pain
Risk factors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 23, 2017