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Evaluating the Impact of a New Complement to Physiotherapy Intervention for Positional Torticollis in Infants

This study has been terminated.
(Clinical department where study was held was unable to continue collaboration)
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McGill University Health Center Identifier:
First received: April 7, 2009
Last updated: July 19, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

Children with a torticollis are usually referred for physiotherapy where they are evaluated, and given exercises as well as education to treat the condition. This study is being done in order to compare 2 methods of sharing information with parents of children with torticollis.

Condition Intervention
Other: Booklet

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluating the Impact of a New Complement to Physiotherapy Intervention for Positional Torticollis in Infants

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Further study details as provided by McGill University Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neck range of motion measurements [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Booklet Other: Booklet
booklet given to parents for home exercises
Active Comparator: 2 standard Other: Booklet
booklet given to parents for home exercises

Detailed Description:

160 children of less than 6 months of age will be recruited for the study and divided in 2 groups. Children of both groups will receive the same physiotherapy evaluation and exercises but parents will receive information handouts with one of two different types of illustrations and written instructions for home exercises.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Months
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged newborn to 6 months at initial visit in physiotherapy,
  • A diagnosis of PT made by a physician,
  • At least 37 weeks of gestational age at delivery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Congenital muscular torticollis with fibrosis (confirmed diagnosis): because this is a rare condition that has a different rate of recovery,
  • Presence of craniosynostosis (confirmed diagnosis made by a neurosurgeon),
  • APGAR score of less than 7 at 5 minutes,
  • Prescription of a Tubular Orthosis for Torticollis (TOT) collar or Botox intervention for the torticollis,
  • Confirmed diagnosis of syndrome or neurological condition.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00879450

Canada, Quebec
Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 1P3
Sponsors and Collaborators
McGill University Health Center
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Isabelle Gagnon, Researcher Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Center Identifier: NCT00879450     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PED-08-035
Study First Received: April 7, 2009
Last Updated: July 19, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by McGill University Health Center:
Congenital muscular torticollis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Diseases
Dystonic Disorders
Movement Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
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