Effects of Creatine Supplementation in Women With Knee Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00749983
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 2, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bruno Gualano, University of Sao Paulo

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether creatine associated or not to exercise training can improve physical performance in patients with knee osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Knee Osteoarthritis Fibromyalgia Dietary Supplement: Creatine supplementation Dietary Supplement: Dextrose supplementation Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
creatine intake
Dietary Supplement: Creatine supplementation
Placebo Comparator: 2
placebo (dextrose) intake
Dietary Supplement: Dextrose supplementation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical function [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Assessed by the timed-stands test

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Strength [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Assessed by the 1-repetition maximum test

  2. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    health-related questionaires

  3. Body composition [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Assessed by DXA

  4. Renal function [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Assessed by 51Cr-EDTA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fulfill ACR criteria of knee osteoarthritis
  • Fulfill ACR criteria of fibromyalgia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Athletes
  • Drugs stable for at least three months before entering the study
  • No limitations to resistance training

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00749983

University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 01246903
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo

Responsible Party: Bruno Gualano, Professor, University of Sao Paulo Identifier: NCT00749983     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0849/07
First Posted: September 10, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases