Stick Versus Quadricep Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich, Prince of Songkla University Identifier:
First received: November 17, 2009
Last updated: May 12, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
This study aims to compare the efficacy between Boonme stick exercise and quadriceps strengthening exercise in knee osteoarthritis.Patients diagnosed as knee osteoarthritis using Altman criteria will be randomized into 2 groups using simple random technique. Patients will be instructed and trained for both quadriceps or Boonme stick exercise by one-trained physical therapist. All patients will be treated with behavioral modification, NSAIDs and analgesic drugs and regularly follow-up . Assessment included visual analogue scale, exercise compliance, WOMAC and patient satisfaction were done by an assessor in a blinded fashion.

Condition Intervention Phase
Knee Osteoarthritis
Other: Boonme stick exercise
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Boonme Stick Exercise vs. Quadriceps Strengthening Exercise in Knee Osteoarthritis : A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Prince of Songkla University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • vas score [ Time Frame: 1,2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • WOMAC [ Time Frame: 1,2 yrs ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • number of analgesic used [ Time Frame: 1,2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: October 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Quadricep strengthening exercise
Quadricep strengthening exercise
Other: Boonme stick exercise
individual exercise daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • knee osteoarthritis using Altman criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • problem of communication ability
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01017445

Prince of Songkla University
Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand, 90110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Prince of Songkla University
Principal Investigator: Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich, MD.,Ph.D Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich, Department of Orthopaedic surgery, Prince of Songkla University Identifier: NCT01017445     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC 50/369-011 
Study First Received: November 17, 2009
Last Updated: May 12, 2012
Health Authority: Thailand: Ethical Committee

Keywords provided by Prince of Songkla University:
osteoarthritis, exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on May 26, 2016