Back Pain Outcomes Using Longitudinal Data (BOLD) (BOLD)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01776242
: January 28, 2013
Last Update Posted
: March 24, 2014
University of Washington
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Henry Ford Health System
Oregon Health and Science University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeffrey G. Jarvik, MD, MPH, University of Washington
The overall objective of BOLD is to establish a large, community-based registry (at least 5000 subjects) of patients aged 65 years and older presenting with new episodes of healthcare visits for back pain. BOLD's primary aim is to create an infrastructure that allows for the conduct of prospective, controlled studies comparing the effectiveness of diagnostic and treatment strategies for back pain in older adults.
Condition or disease
Low Back Pain
The BOLD registry identifies subjects at the time of a new episode of back pain and captures data in a longitudinal fashion for up to 12 months. The registry captures self-report outcomes data as well as comprehensive utilization data including pharmacy and imaging data through the electronic medical record system. We are applying for additional funding to continue follow-up for up to 4 years from baseline.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
65 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adults over age 65
Age >= 65 years
Primary care visit for low back pain based on ICD9 code
No prior visits for low back pain within six months
Prior lumbar spine surgery
Developmental spine deformities
Known spinal malignancy or infection
Primarily nerve compression-related symptoms
Serious medical co-morbid condition with life expectancy < 1yr
No telephone, or planning to move within a year
Unable to understand English
Severe mental impairment that would interfere with answering questions