Short-wave Diathermy in Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Hand
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01838954|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2015 by Klaus Bobacz, Medical University of Vienna.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : April 24, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 10, 2015
Due to constant strain the joints of the hands are frequently affected by osteoarthritis (OA).
Short-wave diathermy (SWD) is a form of electromagnetic therapy, which causes movement of ions, distortion of molecules, and creation of eddy currents and as a result heat is produced in deep tissue. Its claimed mechanism of action includes inducing an anti-inflammatory response, reducing joint stiffness, stimulating connective tissue repair, and reducing muscle spasm and pain.
Since the available studies were performed to study the large weight-bearing joints only, there is a lack in scientific evidence for the efficacy of SWD in hand OA.
The aim of this randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study is to evaluate the effect of SWD on:
joint function in patients with hand OA. joint pain in patients with hand OA. grip strength in patients with hand OA. quality of live in patients with hand OA.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hand Osteoarthritis||Device: Short-wave diathermy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||90 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Short-wave Diathermy in Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Hand: A Randomized, Double Blinded, Placebo Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||March 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2016|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 2016|
Active Comparator: Short-wave diathermy
Short-wave diathermy device turned on
Device: Short-wave diathermy
Device operating at a frequency of 27.12 MHz in continuous mode with an effective nominal output of 400 W in the patient circuit.
Other Name: Ultratherm (Siemens) model 808i
Placebo Comparator: control
Short-wave diathermy device turned off
- change in joint function in patients with hand OA (baseline, week 4 follow-up and week 12 follow-up) [ Time Frame: week 0, week 4, week 12 ]
- change in joint pain in patients with hand OA (baseline, week 4 follow-up and week 12 follow-up) [ Time Frame: week 0, week 4, week 12 ]
- change in grip strength in patients with hand OA (baseline, week 4 follow-up and week 12 follow-up) [ Time Frame: week 0, week 4, week 12 ]
- quality of live in patients with hand OA (baseline, week 4 follow-up and week 12 follow-up) [ Time Frame: week 0, week 4, week 12 ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01838954
|Contact: Klaus Bobacz, MD||+43 1 40400 ext email@example.com|
|Contact: Miriam Gaertner, MD||+43 1 40400 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna||Recruiting|
|Vienna, Austria, 1090|
|Principal Investigator: Klaus Bobacz, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Miriam Gaertner, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Klaus Bobacz, MD||Medizinische Universität Wien|