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Thai Traditional Massage Increases Biochemical Marker of Bone Formation in Postmenopausal Women

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01627028
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 25, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
To investigate the skeletal effect of Thai traditional massage by examining the changes in biochemical markers of bone turnover.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoporosis Procedure: Thai traditional massage Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 48 participants
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Thai Traditional Massage Increases Biochemical Marker of Bone Formation in Postmenopausal Women: a Randomized Crossover Trial
Study Start Date : March 2011
Primary Completion Date : March 2011
Study Completion Date : March 2012
Groups and Cohorts

Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Thai traditional massage
    two hours of Thai traditional massage twice a week for 4 weeks

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
community sampling
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Postmenopausal women

EXclusion Criteria:

  • History of hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer
  • glucocorticoid or medication for osteoporosis
  • Swelling joints
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Thailand
Ramathibodi Hospital
Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mahidol University
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mahidol University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01627028     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ID 10-53-28
First Posted: June 25, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 25, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Mahidol University:
Thai traditional massage
Bone formation
Bone resorption

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoporosis
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases