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The Effect of Education on Decreasing the Prevalence and Severity of Neck and Shoulder Pain

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 November 2012 by Soonchunhyang University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sun Young Park, Soonchunhyang University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 12, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2012
History: No changes posted
Neck and shoulder pain (NSP) is fairly common among high school students in Korea. Presumably, the high prevalence of NSP in Korean adolescents is a consequence of an inappropriate static position for a prolonged period of time. We suspect that proper education and posture correction for Korean adolescents may decrease the prevalence or severity of NSP. Although several studies have focused on the etiology of NSP during adolescence, few studies have addressed the management or prevention of NSP in adolescents, despite its high prevalence in this age group. The aims of this prospective study was to identify the effects of education, in terms of recognition of this issue and posture correction, on prevalence and severity of NSP in Korean adolescents

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Education and posture correction

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by Soonchunhyang University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • NRS score of neck and shoulder pain [ Time Frame: 3 months later ]
    numeric rating scale (NRS; range, 0-100)of neck and shoulder pain during the 1-week period preceding follow-up

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Neck Disability Index (NDI) [ Time Frame: 3 months later ]
    Total NDI scores were interpreted as follows: 0-4, no disability; 5-14, mild disability; 15-24, moderate disability; 25-34, severe disability; >34, complete disability

Estimated Enrollment: 1302
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Korean Male Adolescents
students from two academic high schools
Behavioral: Education and posture correction
a lecture concerning the fine posture for health and exercises


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
students from two academic high schools in the city of Seoul 912 students ranging in age from participated.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • high school students

Exclusion Criteria:

  • deny to participate
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01727960

Korea, Republic of
Soonchunhyang Univsrsity Hospital Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 140-743
Contact: Park Sun Young, Dr    8227099291      
Principal Investigator: Koh Min Jung, student         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Soonchunhyang University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sun Young Park, Doctor, Soonchunhyang University Hospital Identifier: NCT01727960     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EduNSP
Study First Received: November 12, 2012
Last Updated: November 12, 2012

Keywords provided by Soonchunhyang University Hospital:
Neck pain
Shoulder pain
Associated factors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shoulder Pain
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on April 28, 2017