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The Effects of Two Different Home-exercise Programmes on Women Suffering Long Term Neck/Shoulder Muscle Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01876680
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 12, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bjorn Gerdle, Linkoeping University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of specific neck/shoulder muscle exercises on pain, function, biochemistry and psychological factors in women suffering chronic neck/shoulder pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neck Pain Other: Stretching and aerobic exercise Other: Strength training Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 57 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects (Pain, Function, Biochemistry and Psychological Factors) of Two Different Home-exercise Programmes on Women Suffering Long Term Nack/Shoulder Muscle Pain
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Group 1: Stretching and aerobic exercise
Group 1 undertook a stretching programme for neck/shoulder muscles three times weekly and performed aerobic exercise för 30 minutes three times weekly.
Other: Stretching and aerobic exercise

Stretching programme for neck/shoulder muscles three times weekly and aerobic exercise för 30 minutes three times weekly.

Participants kept exercise diaries and physiotherapist provided support over the phone or through e-mail. The intervention lasted one year.


Experimental: Group 2: Strength training
Group 2 undertook a stretching programme for neck/shoulder muscles three times weekly, performed aerobic exercise three times weekly and performed weight training using dumbbells for the neck/shoulder area and exercises to strengthen core and leg muscles for 45 minutes three times weekly.
Other: Strength training

Stretching programme for neck/shoulder muscles three times weekly, aerobic exercise för 30 minutes three times weekly and weight training using dumbbells for the neck/shoulder area and exercises to strengthen core and leg muscles for 45 minutes three times weekly.

Participants kept exercise diaries and physiotherapist provided support over the phone or through e-mail. The intervention lasted one year.





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain [ Time Frame: Before training, 4-6 months and after one year of training. ]
    Methods of measurement: Surveys, physical tests, microdialysis.

  2. Function [ Time Frame: Before training, 4-6 months and after one year of training. ]
    Methods of measurement: Surveys, physical tests, microdialysis.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle biochemistry [ Time Frame: Before training, 4-6 months follow-up and 12 months follow-up ]
    Biochemical substances from the interstitium of the trapezius muscle will be determined eg, serotonin, glutmate, lactate, pyruvate, endocannabinoids.

  2. Psychological factors [ Time Frame: Before training, 4-6 months follow-up and 12 months follow-up ]
    Aspects concerning psychological distress will be followed eg depression and anxiety using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).

  3. Pain sensitivity [ Time Frame: Before training, 4-6 months follow-up and 12 months follow-up ]
    Pain thresholds for pressure (algometry) and heat and cold (QST) will be registered.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female
  • 20-60
  • long term neck/shoulder muscle pain
  • willing to exercise

Exclusion Criteria:

  • widespread pain
  • pregnancy
  • major trauma in medical history
  • tendonitis in upper extremities
  • neurological causes of the pain
  • inflammatory and hormonal disorders

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01876680


Locations
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Sweden
Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University
Linköping, Östergötland, Sweden, SE 581 85
Sponsors and Collaborators
Linkoeping University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Britt Larsson, Assoc Prof rehabilitation medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, SE 581 85, Linköping, Sweden
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Bjorn Gerdle, Professor MD, Rehabilitation Medicine, Linkoeping University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01876680    
Other Study ID Numbers: LIU-001
First Posted: June 12, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013
Keywords provided by Bjorn Gerdle, Linkoeping University:
chronic
neck
shoulder
exercise
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myalgia
Neck Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Musculoskeletal Pain