Ultrasound Assessment During Exercise (Redcord RUSI)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2009
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University of Virginia

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates the ability of the transverse abdominis (TrA) to contract during and after two different types of exercise - either sling based exercise or traditional core stability exercise. The TrA is measured by real time ultrasound imaging. The investigators hypothesized that the sling based exercise would activate the TrA to a greater degree and that there would be a greater activation after the exercise.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low Back Pain Other: Exercise Other: Core stability exercise Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessment of Transverse Abdominis Muscle Function Associated With Stabilization Exercises in Low Back Pain Patients
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention Other: Exercise
Redcord (sling exercise) and traditional exercise

Active Comparator: Core stability exercise
Traditional core stability exercise
Other: Core stability exercise
Traditional core stability exercise

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. TrA activation ratio measured by RUSI [ Time Frame: Pre - during - post exercise during a single day ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Low back pain with stabilization classification

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fractures, neurological condition

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01015846

United States, Virginia
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Virginia
Principal Investigator: Susan Saliba University of Virginia

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Susan Saliba, University of Virginia Identifier: NCT01015846     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14046
First Posted: November 18, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2009
Last Verified: November 2009

Keywords provided by University of Virginia:
low back

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms