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Kinematics of Lower Limb, Pain and Function of the Women With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli, University of Nove de Julho Identifier:
First received: February 28, 2013
Last updated: October 24, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
Assess pain, function, trunk and lower limbs kinematic during functional tasks after hip muscle strengthening versus hip muscle strengthening and sensory motor training in lower limbs.

Condition Intervention
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Other: Strength
Other: Sensorimotor

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Kinematics of Lower Limb, Pain and Function of the Women With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Who Underwent Two Types Treatment: Randomized Clinical Trial

Further study details as provided by University of Nove de Julho:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Function and pain intensity [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Muscle strength of the hip and knee muscles [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Three-dimensional kinematics of the trunk and lower limbs during the step down task [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Function and pain intensity [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months after randomization ]

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: March 2013
Study Completion Date: February 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Sensorimotor
Sensorimotor, this arm will receive sensorimotor and hip muscle strengthening.
Other: Sensorimotor
Other Name: Sensorimotor, balancing exercises, motor coordination, proprioceptive stimuli.
Active Comparator: Strength
Strength, this arm will receive only hip muscle strengthening.
Other: Strength
Other Name: Hip abductors and lateral rotators and knee extensors strengthening


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sedentary women,
  • previous knee pain last 3 months in at least two of the following activities: sitting for long periods, walk up or down stairs, squat, running and jumping

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lower limb surgery,
  • patella displacement
  • knee instability
  • Heart or locomotor disorders which might influence the evaluation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01804608

Universidade Nove de Julho
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 02020000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nove de Julho
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli, Professor, University of Nove de Julho Identifier: NCT01804608     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PL001
Study First Received: February 28, 2013
Last Updated: October 24, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Somatoform Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2017