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Injury Prevention Among Conscripts (VASTE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00595816
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 16, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 16, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

The purpose of this clinical trial is to study the effect of neuromuscular training program and regular safety counselling on the risk of musculoskeletal injuries in adolescent conscripts.

800 voluntary participants are recruited from the four army companies in western Finland during the years 2007 and 2008.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Back Problems and Other Musculoskeletal Injuries Other: physical training and counselling

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 800 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Finnish Conscripts. A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.
Study Start Date : July 2007
Primary Completion Date : January 2008
Study Completion Date : January 2008
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Active treatment: physical training and counselling
Other: physical training and counselling
Neuromuscular training program 3 times per week 30 minutes per session and counselling on back problems and other musculosceletal injuries

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Musculoskeletal injuries [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intensity of low back pain, Physical fitness [ Time Frame: 1,2,6 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy conscripts who gave informed consent for participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • disease or injury preventing physical training
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00595816

Jari Parkkari
Tampere, P.O Box 30, Finland, 33501
Jari Parkkari
Tampere, Finland, 33500
Sponsors and Collaborators
UKK Institute
Finland's Slot Machine Association (RAY)
Ministry of Education
Scientific Advisory Board for Defence (MATINE)
Principal Investigator: Jari P Parkkari, MD, PhD The UKK Institute
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: The Urho Kaleva Kekkonen Institute for Health Promotion Research, The UKK Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00595816     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UKK VASTE
First Posted: January 16, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 16, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008

Keywords provided by UKK Institute:
low back pain
physical fitness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries