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Musculoskeletal Disorders in Mountain Runners

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03636425
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 17, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paolo Pillastrini, University of Bologna

Brief Summary:
the study aims to estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in a population of runners in the mountains; moreover it proposes to explore the relationship between distance traveled, the difference in height, the training frequency in the week, the shoes worn, the training method, the use of supports and experience of running with musculoskeletal disorders. The secondary objectives of this study are to investigate to which rehabilitative figures the sportsman turns and if the treatments have positive outcomes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Musculoskeletal Diseases Other: Questionnaire administration to gather information

Detailed Description:
Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world. The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in street runners has already been extensively studied and is about 55% of those affected. In recent years, more and more runners paid their attention to mountain running where, the different types of terrain and the important differences in height require a different musculoskeletal effort. In the literature there are few studies that have investigated the prevalence of disorders, risk factors and protective factors on these runners. The mountain running performed with regularity and method is certainly a healthy activity for individuals, but it is not free from injuries due to several factors, such as long distance, significant differences in level and uneven terrain. It is not clear whether these factors can influence the onset of skeletal muscle disorders. The study aims to estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in this population of mountain runners; moreover it proposes to explore in this population the relationship between distance traveled, the difference in height, the training frequency in the week, the shoes worn, the training method, the use of supports and experience of running with musculoskeletal disorders. Moreover, the study wants to investigate to which rehabilitative figures the sportsman turns and if the treatments have positive outcomes. Inclusion criteria are: age over 18, be a participant of at least one trail, understand the Italian language, to have signed informed consent. Recruitment: all participants in mountain races will be invited to reply to the attached questionnaire anonymously when the race bib is picked up. The runners will be free to participate or not in the survey, without the choice can affect the results of the race in any way and can create situations of subjection to the organization.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Mountain Runners
Actual Study Start Date : August 30, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 20, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : January 30, 2019

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Questionnaire administration to gather information
    In the questionnaire there are questions about the training (number of kilometers traveled by runners on average, total height difference, number of training sessions per week, training ground) questions on other activities carried out (gym, bicycle, etc.) number of competitions that runners participated in the month, used footwear, musculoskeletal disorders in the last 12 months, which health professional the runner has addressed, which physiotherapy therapies did.


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. presence of musculoskeletal disorders [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 6 months ]
    this outcome is self-reported



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
mountain runners participating in competitions over the age of 18
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age over 18,
  • be a participant of at least one mountain race
  • understand the Italian language
  • have signed an informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under the age of 18
  • do not understand Italian language
  • not having given consent

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03636425


Locations
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Italy
University of Bologna
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, 40138
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Bologna
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Paolo Pillastrini Bologna University
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Responsible Party: Paolo Pillastrini, Clinical Professor, University of Bologna
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03636425    
Other Study ID Numbers: 07082018
First Posted: August 17, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Paolo Pillastrini, University of Bologna:
Running
Resistance Training
Mountain
Physiotherapy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Musculoskeletal Diseases