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JOBA & Chronic LOw BAck Pain JOBA® & Chronic LOw BAck Pain JOBA® & Chronic LOw BAck Pain JOBA® & Chronic LOw BAck Pain (JOBA-Loba)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2010 by Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
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Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Identifier:
First received: December 13, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2010
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study was to assess whether a training program based on Joba® Core Trainer is effective in reducing pain and improving physical function and quality of life of subjects suffering from Chronic Low Back Pain.

Low Back Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Official Title: JOBA & Chronic LOw BAck Pain

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Further study details as provided by Catholic University of the Sacred Heart:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
BACK group
training with a traditional protocol of Therapeutic Physical Exercise
Group "C".
Control group with sedentary people undergoing usual care.
JOBA group
training with JOBA® Core Trainer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subject attending the Physiatrist and Geriatric Outpatient Clinics of the Department of Gerontology, Geriatric and Physiatrist Sciences of the University Hospital "Agostino Gemelli" (Rome, Italy) with non-specific Low Back Pain, with or without sciatic irradiation, from at least 3 months.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of low back pain (back pain, felt between the bottom edge of the costal arch and the inferior gluteus fold)
  2. Chronic (with symptoms that persist for more than 12 weeks)
  3. Not specific (i.e. not caused by specific pathophysiological mechanisms, such as infections, fractures, tumors, spinal canal stenosis)
  4. With or without irradiation of the sciatic nerve

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Spondylolisthesis > First Instance
  2. Osteoporosis with vertebral collapse
  3. Herniated discs expelled for less than 6 months
  4. Herniated discs with an indication for surgical treatment
  5. Facet joint syndrome, high grade
  6. Previous surgery to stabilize the spine in any section
  7. Conditions that contraindicate the practice of physical exercise
  8. Neuro-sensory limitations (blindness, deafness) that hinder the practice of physical exercise or communication (speech disorder)
  9. Cognitive impairment
  10. Diagnosis terminal
  11. Change of residence over the next four months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01259167

Centro Fitness del Policlinico Agostino Gemelli di Roma
Roma, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. Antonio Sgadari, Department of Gerontology, Geriatric and Physiatric Sciences, University Hospital "Agostino Gemelli" Identifier: NCT01259167     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 762/10
Study First Received: December 13, 2010
Last Updated: December 13, 2010

Keywords provided by Catholic University of the Sacred Heart:
JOBA, Low Back Pain, Physical Exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017