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Impact of Exericse Training on Pain and Brain Function in Gulf War Veteans

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01350492
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 9, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 7, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
This study is intended to test the influence of weight training on physical symptoms, physical activity and brain structure and function in Gulf War Veterans with chronic widespread muscle pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Behavioral: Resistance Exercise Training Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional
Estimated Enrollment : 68 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of Exercise Training on Pain and Brain Function in Gulf War Veterans
Actual Study Start Date : April 16, 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 31, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1
Resistance exercise training
Behavioral: Resistance Exercise Training
16 weeks of resistance exercise training for the treatment of chronic muscle pain compared to wait-list control

No Intervention: Arm 2
Waitlist Control



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptoms [ Time Frame: Baseline, during 16 weeks of exercise and 6 and 12 months post exercise ]
    Symptoms are quantified with a review of participants' CPRS records and the repeated administration of self-report questionnaire batteries.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical Activity [ Time Frame: Baseline, during 16 weeks of exercise and 6 and 12 months post exercise ]
    Physical activity is measured via accelerometer and self-report questionnaires.

  2. Brain Structure and Function [ Time Frame: Baseline, during 16 weeks of exercise and 6 and 12 months post exercise ]
    Brain structure and function data are gathered using a 3-Tesla MRI scanner over the course of six sessions.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Veteran of the Persian Gulf War
  • Chronic muscle pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Regular participation in resistance exercise
  • Color blindness
  • Claustrophobia
  • Medical conditions that could explain the Veteran's pain
  • Use of exclusionary drugs 3 weeks prior to testing
  • Major depressive disorder with melancholic features
  • Substance abuse
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01350492


Contacts
Contact: Dane B Cook, PhD (608) 256-1901 cooklab@education.wisc.edu

Locations
United States, Wisconsin
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI Recruiting
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53705
Contact: Aaron J Stegner, PhD    608-262-2457    cooklab@education.wisc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Dane B. Cook, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dane B. Cook, PhD William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01350492     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPLD-004-10S
First Posted: May 9, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
pain
brain imaging
exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Pain
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms