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The Effect of Physiotherapy on Cervicogenic Somatic Tinnitus

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02016313
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 19, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2014
University Hospital, Antwerp
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sarah Michiels, Universiteit Antwerpen

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether physiotherapy is effective in the treatment of a group of tinnitus patients with neck complaints.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tinnitus Other: physiotherapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Effect of Cervical Spine Treatment in Tinnitus Patients
Study Start Date : May 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tinnitus

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Immediate therapy
Physiotherapy protocol
Other: physiotherapy
Placebo Comparator: waiting list
Physiotherapy protocol
Other: physiotherapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Tinnitus Functional Index [ Time Frame: pre treatment, post treatment, 6 and 12 months follow up ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • severe chronic non-fluctuating subjective cervicogenic somatic tinnitus, which has been stable for at least three months, combined with neck complaints

Exclusion Criteria:

  • objective tinnitus
  • subjective tinnitus with etiologies, such as hearing loss or Meniere's disease, severe depression (> 19 on the Beck depression questionnaire)
  • progressive middle ear pathology
  • intracranial pathology
  • traumatic cervical spine injury
  • tumors
  • cervical spine surgery
  • any cervical spine condition in which physical therapy treatment is contra- indicated
  • received physical therapy treatment directed to the cervical spine in the past 2 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02016313

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University Hospital of Antwerp
Edegem, Antwerp, Belgium, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universiteit Antwerpen
University Hospital, Antwerp
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Study Chair: Paul Van de Heyning, PhD, MD Universiteit Antwerpen
Study Chair: Willem De Hertogh, PhD Universiteit Antwerpen
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Sarah Michiels, Assistent Rehabilitation Sciences and Physical Therapy, Universiteit Antwerpen Identifier: NCT02016313    
Other Study ID Numbers: G850-tinnitus1
First Posted: December 19, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases