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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 5, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli, University of Nove de Julho

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Other: Strength Other: Sensorimotor Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (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
Study Start Date : March 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

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

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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 (NCT number): NCT01804608

Universidade Nove de Julho
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 02020000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nove de Julho

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli, Professor, University of Nove de Julho Identifier: NCT01804608     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PL001
First Posted: March 5, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Somatoform Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases