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National Recommendations and the Actual Rehabilitation Provided for Low Back Pain Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03426410
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 8, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Central Jutland Regional Hospital

Brief Summary:

Purpose and background:

The purpose of the study is to investigate physiotherapeutic courses of rehabilitation in the primary sector for low back pain patients. This is done by identifying both how physiotherapeutic rehabilitation is organized in the primary sector and further what different types of physiotherapeutic interventions are offered for this patient group. Furthermore the study aims to evaluate to what extent existing physiotherapeutic rehabilitation practice adheres with the national and international guidelines and recommendations for low back pain rehabilitation.

Methods:

A quantitative survey is carried out, which includes development and validation of a questionnaire for the purpose, and this is subsequently distributed electronically to private and public providers of physiotherapy rehabilitation in all 19 municipalities in Central Denmark Region. Approximately 500 physiotherapists will be asked to participate in the survey in the period February to March 2018.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Guideline Adherence Low Back Pain Other: Survey

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Concordance Between the National Recommendations and the Actual Rehabilitation Provided for Low Back Pain Patients Referred to Primary Care Rehabilitation. A Survey of Public and Private Health Care Providers in Denmark
Actual Study Start Date : February 6, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 1, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 1, 2018

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Intervention Details:
    Other: Survey
    Electronic survey containing a questionnaire regarding knowledge and use of national guidelines of low back pain rehabilitation, type and frequency of cross sectional communication, attitudes and beliefs about back pain and two patient vignettes.


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Guideline adherence [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

    Adherence to guidelines is assessed on the basis of the responses given to the two patient vignettes in the questionnaire. Thus, for each vignette there is a total 3 questions with four possible answers for each question. For each question 1 answer is correct, 1 partly correct and 2 are wrong. Adherence to guidelines is ultimately defined as:

    Strictly adheres = 3 correct answers OR 2 correct and 1 partly correct answer. Partly adheres: 1 correct and 2 partly correct answers OR 2 correct and 1 wrong answer OR 3 partly correct answers.

    Does not adhere: any other combination of answers than the above mentioned.




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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study includes physical therapists in Central Denmark Region working with low back pain rehabilitation in the primary sector, either as a public or a private provider.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • physical therapists working with low back pain rehabilitation in the primary sector in Central Denmark Region

Exclusion Criteria:

  • physical therapists that have less than 1 consultation per week with low back pain patients.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03426410


Contacts
Contact: Nanna Rolving, PhD 0045 78417820 Nanna.Rolving@midt.rm.dk
Contact: Lone RN Mikkelsen, PhD 0045 78417613 lonemike@rm.dk

Locations
Denmark
Silkeborg Regional Hospital Recruiting
Silkeborg, Denmark, 8600
Contact: Nanna Rolving, PhD    0045 78417820    Nanna.Rolving@midt.rm.dk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Central Jutland Regional Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nanna Rolving, PhD Silkeborg Regional Hospital

Responsible Party: Central Jutland Regional Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03426410     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6500010
First Posted: February 8, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 8, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms