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Screening of Instability of the Spinal Column With Spinal Mouse® and X-ray

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Jyväskylä Central Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 4, 2009
Last updated: March 18, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
The SpinalMouse is a computer-assisted medical device that measures and graphically reports on posture and range of motion of the axial spine. The data has shown to be highly valid and reproducible while compared to x-ray film. The aim of the study is to evaluate if the Spinal Mouse is a reliable clinical diagnostic device to screen those patients having instability in the lumbar area.

Instability of Lumbar Spine

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Comparison of Spinal Mouse® and X-ray Film to Measure a Instability of Lumbar Spine

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Further study details as provided by Jyväskylä Central Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sagittal spinal range of motion [ Time Frame: One measurement before or after x-ray film ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain; pain drawing, VAS [ Time Frame: Once in the same day with range of motion measurements ]
  • Oswestry Disability Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Once in the same day with range of motion measurements ]
  • Questionnaire; socio-demographic variables, back/leg trouble history [ Time Frame: Once in the same day with range of motion measurements ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Back pain
Persons with back pain and supposed instability of lumbar spine


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
persons of Central finland Health Care District

Inclusion Criteria:

  • supposed instability of lumbar spine

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not willing to participate to study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00837538

Central Finland Health Care District
Jyväskylä, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jyväskylä Central Hospital
Study Director: Jari Ylinen, MD, Phd Central Finland Health Care District
Principal Investigator: Mirja Vuorenmaa, M.Sc. Central Finland Heallth Care District
Principal Investigator: Kirsi Piitulainen, M. Sc. Central Finland Care District
Study Chair: Arja Häkkinen Central Finland Heallth Care District, University of Jyväskylä
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ylinen Jari, MD, PhD, Jyväskylä Central Hospital Identifier: NCT00837538     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KSSHP 63/2007
Study First Received: February 4, 2009
Last Updated: March 18, 2011

Keywords provided by Jyväskylä Central Hospital:
Spinal sagittal range of motion
Intersegmental range of motion
Spinal Mouse processed this record on May 25, 2017