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Effect of Sling Suspension Exercises in Proprioception of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00154765
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 22, 2005
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 8, 2005
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted Date November 22, 2005
Study Start Date  ICMJE March 2003
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 8, 2005)
  • Significant difference on joint reposi-tion test (p<.05)
  • No difference on functional ambulating test and WOMAC index (p>.05) between the 2 groups.
  • In the training group, all mea-surements got significant improvement (p<.05) except one of the functional ambulating tests.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00154765 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Other Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Effect of Sling Suspension Exercises in Proprioception of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis
Official Title  ICMJE Graduate School of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, NTU, Taiwan
Brief Summary Therapeutic exercise is important to patients with knee osteoarthritis. Few studies reported the effect of therapeutic exercise in proprioception for these patients. The purposes of this study were to investigate the training effect of sling suspension exercises, as a proprioception-training tool, for patients with knee osteoarthritis and further, to build up an model of proprioception training.
Detailed Description Therapeutic exercise is important to patients with knee osteoarthritis. Few studies reported the effect of therapeutic exercise in proprioception for these patients. The purposes of this study were to investigate the train-ing effect of sling suspension exercises, as a proprioception-training tool, for patients with knee osteoarthritis and further, to build up an model of proprioception training. Twelve subjects were recruited in this study. The inclusion criteria were aged 50 to 70, both genders, diagnosed as knee osteoarthritis, grading 2 or 3 in Kellgren’s scale. After having their consents all subjects received baseline measurements including active joint reposition test, functional ambulating test and self-evaluating with Western Ontario & McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC). Then they were randomly assigned to training group and reference group. Seven subjects in the training group received the treatment of heat, interferential current (IFC), and sling suspension exercises or just only sling suspension exercises. Five subjects in the reference group received the treatment of heat and IFC or no intervention. The training sessions of sling suspension exercises were 3 times per week, lasting for8 weeks. After 8-week training, both groups were given post-test which is completely the same as pre-test. Mann-Whitney U Test was used to test the difference between groups, and Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test was used to test pre-post difference in both groups. The results showed it was no difference between both groups in all the measurements of pre-test. After 8 weeks, it showed significant difference on joint reposi-tion test (p<.05) but no difference on functional ambulating test and WOMAC index (p>.05) between the 2 groups. In the training group, all mea-surements got significant improvement (p<.05) except one of the functional ambulating tests. However, the reference group only showed significant improvement in pain and physical function subscales of WOMAC (p<.05). This study concludes that the sling suspension exercises designed for patients with knee osteoarthritis improve the proprioception of knee joint. The con-tent and concept of sling suspension exercises in this study might be a refer-ence of proprioception training for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Increasing case number and elongating the duration of intervention are suggested in further studies.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Condition  ICMJE Osteoarthritis
Intervention  ICMJE Device: sling suspension exercises
Study Arms Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 8, 2005)
30
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date December 2003
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged 50 to 70, both genders, diagnosed as knee osteoarthritis, grading 2 or 3 in Kellgren’s scale

Exclusion Criteria:

Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 50 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Taiwan
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00154765
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 9100207243
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE National Taiwan University Hospital
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: J Y Tsauo, PhD Grad School of PT, Collegeof Medicine, NTU
PRS Account National Taiwan University Hospital
Verification Date December 2003

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