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The Effect of Two Short Education Programs for Nonspecific Low Back Pain in a Workers' Health Care Organization

This study has been terminated.
(From Sept./08 to April/09 only 30 subjects were recruited. It has proved extremely difficult to recruit subjects.)
Hospital Laboral SOLIMAT
Information provided by:
Kovacs Foundation Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2008
Last updated: May 14, 2009
Last verified: May 2009
The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of two different types of health education programs on the disability, beliefs related to low back pain and duration of sick leave in patients seen at a workers' health care organization

Condition Intervention
Low Back Pain
Behavioral: Classic back pain prevention education, and cognitive behavioral management.
Behavioral: General health education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Study of the Effect of Two Short Education Programs for the Treatment of Nonspecific Low Back Pain in Patients Seen at a Workers' Health Care Organization

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Further study details as provided by Kovacs Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • A reduction in low back pain related disability and sick leave. [ Time Frame: 365 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • A reduction in catastrophizing beliefs related to low back pain. [ Time Frame: 365 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 657
Study Start Date: September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Classic back pain prevention education, and cognitive behavioral management.
    Classic education: postural hygiene, Back Guide. Cognitive behavioral management: active management, Back Book.
    Behavioral: General health education
    General health education: a booklet describing general norms for maintaining good health

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • low back pain patients, with or without referred or radiated pain
  • no systemic disease or criteria for referral to surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inability to fill out the questionnaires and scales
  • bedridden
  • rheumatologic inflammatory disease, cancer or fibromyalgia
  • suspicion of fibromyalgia
  • spinal fracture
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00665821

Kovacs Foundation
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07012
Hospital Laboral SOLIMAT
Toledo, Castilla la Mancha, Spain, 45004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kovacs Foundation
Hospital Laboral SOLIMAT
Study Director: Francisco M Kovacs, MD, PhD Kovacs Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, 07012, Spain
Principal Investigator: Andrés Barriga, MD Hospital Laboral Solimat, Toledo, Spain
  More Information

Responsible Party: Francisco M. Kovacs, Director of Scientific Department, Kovacs Foundation Identifier: NCT00665821     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FK-S-24
Study First Received: April 23, 2008
Last Updated: May 14, 2009

Keywords provided by Kovacs Foundation:
nonspecific low back pain
sick leave

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 24, 2017