Massage for Low Back Pain in Nursing Staff
Objectives: Semi experimental Clinical Trial aimed at verifying the effectiveness of massage for lower back pain occupational as well as to assess the influence of technique in performing work activities and life in the team nursing.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Application of Massage for Low Back Pain in Nursing Staff|
- Application of Massage for Low Back Pain in Nursing Staff [ Time Frame: two months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Effectiveness of massage in alleviating lower back pain through response to 2 questionnaires (Functional Assessment of Oswestry and Risk Assessment in Movement and Transfer Scale) and the Numeric Pain Scale.
|Study Start Date:||October 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The massage Anma has Japanese origin and a protocol was used with smoothing, kneading and pressure points on the bladder meridian.
Massage Anmá: 7-8 sessions, twice per week, kneading and pressure points on the bladder meridian
Method: 18 officials received 7-8 massage sessions, twice per week, with the same protocol points. Data were collected on baseline, after one and two months and they responded 2 questionnaires (Functional Assessment of Oswestry and Risk Assessment in Movement and Transfer Scale) and the Numeric Pain Scale.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01315197
|Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo|
|São Paulo, SP, Brazil|
|Principal Investigator:||Talita P Borges||University of São Paulo|