Injury Prevention Among Conscripts (VASTE)

This study has been completed.
Finland's Slot Machine Association (RAY)
Ministry of Education
Scientific Advisory Board for Defence (MATINE)
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First received: January 4, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2008
History: No changes posted

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 Intervention
Back Problems and Other Musculoskeletal Injuries
Other: physical training and counselling

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Finnish Conscripts. A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Further study details as provided by UKK Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Musculoskeletal injuries [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Intensity of low back pain, Physical fitness [ Time Frame: 1,2,6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years
Genders 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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: 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 Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: The Urho Kaleva Kekkonen Institute for Health Promotion Research, The UKK Institute Identifier: NCT00595816     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UKK VASTE 
Study First Received: January 4, 2008
Last Updated: January 4, 2008
Health Authority: Finland: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by UKK Institute:
low back pain
physical fitness
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