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Influence of Painphysiolgy Education on the Pain Inhibition in Fibromyalgia

This study has been completed.
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Vrije Universiteit Brussel Identifier:
First received: March 6, 2009
Last updated: July 7, 2010
Last verified: March 2009
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether education about the neurophysiology of pain is able to improve central pain inhibition in patients with Fibromyalgia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Education
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of Painphysiolgy Education on the Pain Inhibition in Fibromyalgia

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Further study details as provided by Vrije Universiteit Brussel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diffuse noxious inhibitory control [ Time Frame: baseline, 14 days and 3 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • pain pressure thresholds [ Time Frame: baseline, 14 days and 3 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Education
    Education about the neurophysiology of pain

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnose fibromyalgia
  • Widespread pain
  • Dutch speaking
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00857740

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium, 1500
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Principal Investigator: Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Doctoranda Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dra. Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Identifier: NCT00857740     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BUN B14320084324 
Study First Received: March 6, 2009
Last Updated: July 7, 2010
Health Authority: Belgium: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on October 21, 2016