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Massage for Low Back Pain in Nursing Staff (Massage)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01315197
First Posted: March 15, 2011
Last Update Posted: March 15, 2011
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Information provided by:
University of Sao Paulo
  Purpose
Objectives: Semi experimental Clinical Trial aimed at verifying the effectiveness of massage for lower back pain occupational as well as to assess the influence of technique in performing work activities and life in the team nursing.

Condition Intervention
Low Back Pain Other: Massage

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Application of Massage for Low Back Pain in Nursing Staff

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Further study details as provided by University of Sao Paulo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Application of Massage for Low Back Pain in Nursing Staff [ Time Frame: two months ]
    Effectiveness of massage in alleviating lower back pain through response to 2 questionnaires (Functional Assessment of Oswestry and Risk Assessment in Movement and Transfer Scale) and the Numeric Pain Scale.


Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: massage
The massage Anma has Japanese origin and a protocol was used with smoothing, kneading and pressure points on the bladder meridian.
Other: Massage
Massage Anmá: 7-8 sessions, twice per week, kneading and pressure points on the bladder meridian
Other Names:
  • Anmá
  • Oriental Massage
  • Acupressure

Detailed Description:
Method: 18 officials received 7-8 massage sessions, twice per week, with the same protocol points. Data were collected on baseline, after one and two months and they responded 2 questionnaires (Functional Assessment of Oswestry and Risk Assessment in Movement and Transfer Scale) and the Numeric Pain Scale.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 58 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Voluntary participation in the study of employees with availability of time for submission to the sessions
  2. Not be pregnant
  3. Hold shift of at least 6 hours daily
  4. Do not go on vacation or leave care during the study period
  5. Reporting back pain self-reported or confirmed by medical diagnosis
  6. Not having passed off due to back pain in past 6 months
  7. Do not submit spondylolisthesis, disc herniation and sciatic pain self-reported or confirmed by medical diagnosis
  8. Do not use anti-inflammatory drugs
  9. Individuals that showed greater than 0 (zero) in the Numerical Pain Scale (10) Score higher than 15 on the Functional Assessment Questionnaire Oswestry

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Employees who left the study or that lost more than one session
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01315197


Locations
Brazil
Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Talita P Borges University of São Paulo
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Talita Pavarini Borges, University of São Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01315197     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Talita Pavarini Borges
Universidade de São Paulo ( Other Identifier: Universidade de São Paulo )
First Submitted: March 14, 2011
First Posted: March 15, 2011
Last Update Posted: March 15, 2011
Last Verified: October 2010

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo:
Low back Pain

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