Individually Tailored Web-based Multimodal Pain Rehabilitation in Primary Health Care

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 21, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 23, 2016
Norrbottens County Council
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter Michaelson, Luleå Tekniska Universitet

Brief Summary:
The aim is to evaluate effects of early individually tailored web-based multimodal rehabilitation for persons with musculoskeletal neck/shoulder and back disorders in primary health care. The aim is also to study if this early web-based pain rehabilitation program is more cost-effective than only multimodal rehabilitation. Randomization will be done at each primary health care centre after screening to 1) Multimodal pain rehabilitation with web-based education and coaching support or 2) multimodal pain rehabilitation. The investigators suggest a clear rehabilitation chain where a web-based program is developed,evaluated and ready to implement if it shows positive effects on work-ability and/or is cost-effective. The research and implementation will be performed in a close cooperation with Luleå University of Technology.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Musculoskeletal Pain Behavioral: Web-based multimodal rehabilitation based on cognitive based principles Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 109 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Individually Tailored Web-based Multimodal Pain Rehabilitation in Primary Health Care
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rehabilitation

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Multimodal rehabilitation
The arm intervention is just multimodal rehabilitation.
Behavioral: Web-based multimodal rehabilitation based on cognitive based principles
The patient will be randomized to either the interventions group (multimodal pain rehabilitation with an added web-based multimodal rehabilitation with CBT-influences) or a control group (multimodal pain rehabilitation).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Work ability [ Time Frame: 4 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain rating [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
    Pain-rating is measured on a visual analog-scale

  2. Self-efficacy in relation to workability [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
    Self-efficacy in relation to work-ability is measured by a questionnarie

  3. General health [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
    General health is measured with SF-36 and EQ-5D.

  4. Functional status [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
    Functional status is measured with Pain disability index.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 63 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • With persistent neuromusculoskeletal pain from the neck/shoulder/back-area and/or fibromyalgia and a screening
  • > 90 on Lintons´ questionnaire, The Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire (Linton & Halldén., 1998; Hockings, 2008)
  • Fluent in Swedish language
  • Working, or in disposition to at least 25%

Exclusion Criteria are persons with:

  • Dementia
  • Restricted cognitive functioning
  • Comorbidity which might prevent treatment participation
  • Identified abuse, retirement pension
  • Ongoing causal treatment
  • Pregnancy
  • Patients lacking internet attached computers in their home

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01475591

Primary health care centers in Norrbotten county council
Luleå, Norrbotten, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Luleå Tekniska Universitet
Norrbottens County Council
Principal Investigator: Gunvor Gard, Professor Luleå University of Technology

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Peter Michaelson, Senior lecturer, Luleå Tekniska Universitet Identifier: NCT01475591     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REHSAM_NLL_LTU
First Posted: November 21, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 23, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Keywords provided by Peter Michaelson, Luleå Tekniska Universitet:
persistent neuromusculoskeletal pain
pain syndrome

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