Gesture Behavior and Knowledge on Low Back Pain Among Nurses
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01556295
Verified March 2012 by Hisa Costa Morimoto, Federal University of São Paulo. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
: March 16, 2012
Last Update Posted
: March 19, 2012
Federal University of São Paulo
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hisa Costa Morimoto, Federal University of São Paulo
The aim of the proposed study is to evaluate knowledge on low back pain and gesture behavior among nurses with low back pain using validated measures and compare the findings to those from nurses without back pain.
Condition or disease
Low Back Pain
A controlled, cross-sectional study will be carried out with 100 nurses (50 with low back pain and 50 without low back pain). The following assessment measures will be employed: Visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain, Gesture Behavior Test (GBT), Low Back Pain Knowledge Questionnaire (LKQ), Roland Morris Questionnaire and the SF-36.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Nurses with non-specific low back pain and healthy nurses
Non-specific chronic low back pain,
Performance in the hospital sector (hospitals, emergency rooms and/or intensive care units,
Hourly load of at least 6 hours per day,
Low back pain on most days in the last three months,
Pain greater than 3 cm in visual analog scale (VAS).