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Deep Friction Massage for Intercostal Pain in Patients With Heart Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01803529
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Olavs Hospital

Brief Summary:

Studies show that chest pain is a common complaint presented in both general practice and in emergency units. Musculoskeletal causes are common, but frequently overlooked. No studies about treatment of chest pain from the intercostal muscles were found by search in medical literature databases. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of two different physical therapy interventions on intercostal pain in patients with stable heart disease.

The hypothesis was that deep friction massage combined with heat-pack is more effective than heat-pack only.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Diseases Pain Other: heat-pack with massage Other: heat-pack only Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 29 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Standard Heat-pack With or Without Deep Friction Massage for Intercostal Pain in Patients With Heart Disease
Study Start Date : October 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Diseases
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: heat-pack with massage
deep friction massage and standard heat-pack given a maximum of 8 treatments
Other: heat-pack with massage
Active Comparator: heatpack only
standard heat-pack given a maximum of 8 treatments
Other: heat-pack only



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Analogue Scale (VAS) 0 to 100, where 0 is no pain and 100 intolerable pains


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Health-related Quality of life ( HRQL) was evaluated by the disease-specific instrument MacNew and the generic instrument SF-36



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • increasing chest pain during a cardiac rehabilitation class
  • stable coronary disease
  • new re-vascularisation is not planned

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable coronary disease
  • not able to perform the study
  • abuse of drugs or alcohol
  • participating in other ongoing study

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Locations
Norway
St Olavs University Hospital
Trondheim, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Olavs Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Stig A Slørdahl, md prof St Olavs University Hospital

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: St. Olavs Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01803529     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 066-03
First Posted: March 4, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016

Keywords provided by St. Olavs Hospital:
thorax
Intercostal Muscles
massage
heat-pack
hot temperature

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases