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Prevalence of Back Pain and Associated Risk Factors in 10-12 Year Old Schoolchildren

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Recruiting at schools was slower than planned. Missing data higher than acceptable.)
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Information provided by:
Kovacs Foundation Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2008
Last updated: June 26, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
A large study in Mallorca, Spain showed that nonspecific low back pain is quite prevalent in adolescents 13-15 years of age (Kovacs, 2003). Since below the age of seven years hardly any child has suffered low back pain, the purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of low back pain in children 10-12 years of age, and to investigate the risk factors associated with its occurrence.

Condition Intervention
Low Back Pain Other: Measurement, weight, and muscle strength test

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Prevalence of Back Pain and Associated Risk Factors in 10-12 Year Old Schoolchildren

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Further study details as provided by Kovacs Foundation:

Estimated Enrollment: 8000
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Measurement, weight, and muscle strength test
    10-12 year old schoolchildren will be weighed, measured for height, and tested for strength of their abdominal and paravertebral muscles

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All 10-12 year old schoolchildren on the island of Mallorca, Spain

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Schoolchildren born in the years 1993, 1994 or 1995
  • Attending schools (public, concerted or private) in Mallorca
  • Can read and write Spanish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Nor attending class on the days when the study is being done
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00666419

Kovacs Foundation
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kovacs Foundation
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Study Director: Francisco M Kovacs, MD, PhD Kovacs Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, 07012, Spain
Principal Investigator: Pere Palou, PhD Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  More Information

Gil del RealMT, Kovacs FM, Gestoso M, Mufraggi N, Diéguez JM. Evaluation of two questionnaires to determine exposure to risk factors for non-specific low back pain in Mallorcan schoolchildren and their parents. European Journal of Public Health 9(3): 194-199, 1999.

Responsible Party: Francisco M. Kovacs, Director of Scientific Department, Kovacs Foundation Identifier: NCT00666419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FK-UIB-23
Study First Received: April 23, 2008
Last Updated: June 26, 2011

Keywords provided by Kovacs Foundation:
nonspecific low back pain

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