Unilateral Blindness/ Unilateral Deafness-relation to Neck Pain

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (there is a problem in recruting the paricipents)
First Posted : January 9, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 22, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lemberg Hadas, Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:

Neck pain is a common complaint in the general population affecting 10-15% of the general population. females more than men. Known risk factors are: Trauma, Repetitive lifting of heavy objects at work, driving vibrating vehicles, frequents diving from boards and smoking. No study dealt with the possible role of unilateral loss of vision or hearing as a risk factor for the development of neck pain. Intuitively, one might suspect that unilateral blindness or deafness will lead to a tilted position of the head, in order to cover a better visual/audio field. This position, in time, might lead to the development of neck pain.

Our hypothesis is that patients with unilateral blindness/deafness will suffer from neck pain more frequently than the general population.

Condition or disease
Neck Pain Unilateral Blindness Unilateral Deafness

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Unilateral Blindness/ Unilateral Deafness-relation to Neck Pain

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. neck pain [ Time Frame: two weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Months to 65 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
study group: patients with unilateral blindness and unilateral deafness as the control group: patients attending the eye ENT clinics for other reasons as control

Inclusion criteria:

  • Men and women suffering from unilateral blindness or deafness
  • Men and women visiting the ophthalmology or ENT clinics (general population) for reasons other than unilateral blindness/deafness and agreeing to participate in the study.
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion criteria:

  • Subjects suffering from neck pain as a result of fractures, infection, or metastatic disease.
  • Inability to understand or fill out the questionnaire/informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00589407

Hadassah Medical Organization.
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Yair Barzilay Hadassah Medical Organization

Responsible Party: Lemberg Hadas, Unilateral Blindness/ Unilateral Deafness-relation to Neck Pain, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00589407     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BARZ-001HMO-CTIL
First Posted: January 9, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 22, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss, Unilateral
Neck Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Vision Disorders
Eye Diseases