Gesture Behavior and Knowledge on Low Back Pain Among Nurses

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 March 2012 by Federal University of São Paulo.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hisa Costa Morimoto, Federal University of São Paulo Identifier:
First received: March 13, 2012
Last updated: March 16, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
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.

Low Back Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessment of Gesture Behavior and Knowledge on Low Back Pain Among Nurses

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Further study details as provided by Federal University of São Paulo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Gesture behavior [ Time Frame: One week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge among low back pain [ Time Frame: One week ]
  • Roland Morris Questionnaire [ Time Frame: One week ]
    Used health status measure for low back pain

  • SF-36 [ Time Frame: One week ]
    Quality of life by SF-36

  • Visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain [ Time Frame: One week ]
    Evaluation pain

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Detailed Description:
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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Nurses with non-specific low back pain and healthy nurses

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 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).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Dispute,
  • Previous surgery of the spine,
  • Pregnant.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01556295

HIsa Costa Morimoto
São Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of São Paulo
Principal Investigator: Hisa Morimoto, PT Federal University of Sao Paulo
Study Director: Anamaria Jones, PT, PHD Federal University of Sao Paulo
Study Chair: Jamil Natour, MD, PHD Division of Rheumatology, Federal University of Sao Paulo
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hisa Costa Morimoto, Principal investigator, Federal University of São Paulo Identifier: NCT01556295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1586/08 
Study First Received: March 13, 2012
Last Updated: March 16, 2012

Keywords provided by Federal University of São Paulo:
Low back pain
Gesture behavior

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on January 23, 2017