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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Effects on High Frequency Parameters in Healthy Subjects

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01908920
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 26, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Francesco Cerritelli, European Institute for Evidence Based Osteopathic Medicine

Brief Summary:
The aim of the present study is to determine the extend to which osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is effective on a sample of healthy subjects in changing high frequency (HF) parameters.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Subject Heart Rate Variability Other: Osteopathic manipulative treatment Other: SHAM Other: CONTROL Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Study Start Date : May 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
OMT
Each osteopathic session is based on structural evaluation and treatment using indirect techniques.
Other: Osteopathic manipulative treatment
SHAM
Sham therapy was administered with subjects lying supine on the treatment table while the operator used light manual contact to "treat" the subject. A pre-determined protocol has been used. The practitioner's attention was distracted by subtracting calculation in silence.
Other: SHAM
CONTROL
No intervention
Other: CONTROL



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline high frequency (HF) value at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in low frequency (LF) value at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  2. Change from baseline LF/HF ratio value at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  3. Change from baseline very low frequency (VLF) value at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  4. Change from baseline standard deviation beat-to-beat (SDNN) value at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  5. Changes from baseline square root of the mean squared difference of successive beat-to-beat (RMSSD) at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  6. Change from baseline proportion of beat-to-beat50 divided by total number of beat-to-beats in (pNN50) at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  7. Change from baseline detrended fluctuation scaling exponent (DFAa1) value at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  8. Change in LF value [ Time Frame: during treatment session ]
  9. Change in LF/HF ratio value [ Time Frame: during treatment session ]
  10. Change in VLF value [ Time Frame: during treatment session ]
  11. Change in SDNN value [ Time Frame: during treatment session ]
  12. Change in RMSSD value [ Time Frame: during treatment session ]
  13. Change in pNN50 value [ Time Frame: during treatment session ]
  14. Change in DFAa1 value [ Time Frame: during treatment session ]
  15. Change from baseline intrasubject HF value at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  16. Change from baseline heart rate variability parameters between smokers and no-smokers at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  17. Change from baseline 15D questionnaire at 1 week [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
  18. Differences in skin conductance value between groups [ Time Frame: 1 week ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 18 and 45;
  • No chronic symptomatology;
  • No acute symptomatology during the last 72 hours before intervention;
  • No pathologies

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age below 18 or over 45;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Menopause;
  • Abuse of alcool during the last 48 hours;
  • Chronic pain;
  • Acute pain during the last 72 hours;
  • Conclamate pathologies;
  • Use of drugs during the last 72 hours ;
  • Use of ortothic devices during the last 3 months;
  • Any type of surgery;
  • Osteopathic treatment during the last 3 months.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01908920


Locations
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Italy
Accademia Italiana Osteopatia Tradizionale
Pescara, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Institute for Evidence Based Osteopathic Medicine
Investigators
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Study Chair: Francesco Cerritelli, MS, DO Italian Academy of Traditional Osteopathy - AIOT
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Francesco Cerritelli, MS, DO, European Institute for Evidence Based Osteopathic Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01908920    
Other Study ID Numbers: HRVOST
First Posted: July 26, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013