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Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Strength Training in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2011 by Universidade Gama Filho.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: May 19, 2011
Last updated: May 23, 2011
Last verified: May 2011
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficiency of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and of resisted exercises on increasing quadriceps strength, decreasing pain and on recovering motor function of patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Condition Intervention
Knee Osteoarthritis
Other: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Other: ECR

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Strength Training in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

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Further study details as provided by Universidade Gama Filho:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Quadriceps strength [ Time Frame: Before and after an 8 weeks intervention ]
  • Change in Pain [ Time Frame: Before and after an 8 weeks intervention ]
  • Change in Moving function [ Time Frame: Before and after an 8 weeks intervention ]

Estimated Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ECR Other: ECR
Resisted exercises
No Intervention: Control
Experimental: NMES Other: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation


Ages Eligible for Study:   38 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • American College of rheumatology criterion for osteoarthritis diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that have done knee replacement or are about to do.
  • Patients with health conditions that are not compatible with the interventions
  • Patients that have done intraarticular corticoid
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01360281

Contact: Thais Dadalto, Physical Therapist 55 21 81988001

Clinica Escola de Fisioterapia da Universidade Gama Filho Recruiting
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Contact: Elirez Silva, Doctor   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade Gama Filho
  More Information

Responsible Party: Thais Varanda Dadalto, Universidade Gama Filho Identifier: NCT01360281     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAAE00780312000-10
Study First Received: May 19, 2011
Last Updated: May 23, 2011

Keywords provided by Universidade Gama Filho:
Quadriceps strength
osteoarthritis rehabilitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2017