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Neck Pain in Danish Military Pilots and Flight Crew

This study has been completed.
Odense University Hospital
Danish Defence
Royal Danish Air Force
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Britt Lange, University of Southern Denmark Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2008
Last updated: December 1, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of neck and shoulder pain in Danish fighter pilots, helicopter pilots and helicopter flight crew and to evaluate the effect of a 24 weeks exercise intervention for fighter pilots.

Condition Intervention
Neck Pain
Behavioral: Exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Neck Pain in Danish Military Pilots and Flight Crew - Environmental Factors With Influence on Performance (PH.D.-Project)

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Further study details as provided by Britt Lange, University of Southern Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neck pain [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Compliance to training exercises [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Muscle strength [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Control group
Experimental: Exercise
Intervention group
Behavioral: Exercise
Training exercises chosen with background in knowledge of intelligent training
Other Name: Training


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Military fighter and helicopter pilots and crew
  • Active flying 2006 or later

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pilots and crew not active since 2005 or earlier
  • Pilots and crew with other nationality than Danish
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00812903

Fighterwing Skrydstrup
Vojens, Denmark, 6500
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark
Odense University Hospital
Danish Defence
Royal Danish Air Force
Study Director: Gisela Sjoegaard, Professor University of Souther Denmark
  More Information

Responsible Party: Britt Lange, MD, University of Southern Denmark Identifier: NCT00812903     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-20090005
Study First Received: December 18, 2008
Last Updated: December 1, 2015

Keywords provided by Britt Lange, University of Southern Denmark:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neck Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017