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The Impact of the Prevention Program Developed for Injuries in Recreational Cyclists

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04972305
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2021
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2022
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
YUSUF ŞİNASİ KIRMACI, Hasan Kalyoncu University

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to determine the effects of personal ergonomic adaptations of the bicycle on the bicycle performance parameters, together with the exercise program training created to prevent biomechanical problems that cause injuries in recreational cyclist.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sports Physical Therapy Other: Exercise and ergonomics Other: Ergonomics Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Considering the pandemic period we are living in, people are much more interested in health, sports and nature than they used to be. From this perspective, the interest in cycling, which can accommodate all of these features at the same time, is rapidly increasing. Individuals take bicycle rides in nature in their free time and make this activity a way of life. However, as in every physical activity, factors such as lack of knowledge in cycling, choosing the wrong bike and material, and not knowing the important basics of sports cause non-traumatic injuries in cyclists.

While transitioning from the sedentary life brought by the age of technology to the activity, the musculoskeletal systems of individuals are caught unprepared and even exposed to various traumas and biomechanical problems. Because the looping motion of the lower extremities while cycling occurs primarily in the sagittal plane, power imbalances can develop that affect a cyclist's susceptibility to injury elsewhere along the kinetic chain. The most common areas of overuse injury in cycling are the knee, lumbar spine, cervical spine, hip, Achilles tendon, wrists, and forearm.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 54 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of the Prevention Program Developed for Injuries in Recreational Cyclists on Physical Performance and Physical Fitness Parameters
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2021
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 30, 2022
Actual Study Completion Date : May 30, 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ergonomics

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Exercise group
12 weeks exercise programme, 3 days a week Bicycle ergonomics will be applied.
Other: Exercise and ergonomics
12 week exercise and fit bike

Experimental: Ergonomics group
Bicycle ergonomics will be applied.
Other: Ergonomics
Fit bike

No Intervention: Control group
No Intervention



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body Composition [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    Body fat percentage will be determined by skinfold measurement

  2. Muscle strength [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    It will be measured with "1 max rep" (1RM).

  3. Flexibility [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    It will be evaluated with sit-reach test and modified ober test.

  4. Aerobic Capacity [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    It will be evaluated by shuttle run.

  5. Functional threshold power test (FTP) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    It is obtained by calculating the force applied while pedaling for 20 minutes.

  6. Lactate threshold heart rate [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    Average heart rate taken while pedaling for 20 minutes.

  7. 10-Mile Trial Test [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    The time it takes to complete 10 miles in the fastest possible time is counted.

  8. Critical Power test [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    It is the estimation of the maximum effort that can be sustained for 3 minutes.

  9. Muscle myotonometric properties [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    It will be measured with myoton pro.

  10. Balance [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    It will be measured with Y balance test.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Perceived pain [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    It will be measured with McGill pain questionnaire

  2. İnjury [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 12th weeks and 6th month ]
    It will be measured with The Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recreational cycling for at least 1 year
  • body mass index between 18.5-25 kg / m²
  • Obtaining a written health report stating "there is no harm in using a bicycle"

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of fracture, trauma or surgery in the last 6 months
  • have any systemic or neurological problems

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04972305


Locations
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Turkey
Yusuf Şinasi Kirmaci
Gaziantep, Turkey, 27090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hasan Kalyoncu University
Investigators
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Study Director: GÜNSELİ USGU Hasan Kalyoncu University
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Responsible Party: YUSUF ŞİNASİ KIRMACI, Pt, Hasan Kalyoncu University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04972305    
Other Study ID Numbers: YusufK
First Posted: July 22, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2022
Last Verified: August 2022
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 YUSUF ŞİNASİ KIRMACI, Hasan Kalyoncu University:
recreational cyclist
exercise
physical fitness
sports performance