Work Place Adjusted Intelligent Physical Exercise Reducing Musculoskeletal Pain in Shoulder and Neck (VIMS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
University of Copenhagen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gisela Sjogaard, University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01027390
First received: December 7, 2009
Last updated: December 8, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

Musculoskeletal disorders are frequent among office workers especially in the neck/shoulder area.

The hypothesis is, that specific strength training of the neck/shoulder muscles will alleviate the pain.

The two sub-hypotheses are

  1. Alleviation of pain is independent of training frequency
  2. Alleviation of pain is higher following supervised training vs training with initial instruction only

Condition Intervention Phase
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Behavioral: physical training exercise
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Work Place Adjusted Intelligent Physical Exercise Reducing Musculoskeletal Pain in Shoulder and Neck (VIMS, Danish Acronym)

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Further study details as provided by University of Southern Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • neck/shoulder pain, selfreported [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • muscle strength and endurance [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 573
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: February 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 hr training 50% supervision
1 hr training 50% supervision
Behavioral: physical training exercise
physical exercise training at the work site during work time
Experimental: 3 x 20 min training 50% supervision
3 x 20 min training 50% supervision
Behavioral: physical training exercise
physical exercise training at the work site during work time
Experimental: 3 x 20 min training initial instructions
3 x 20 min training initial instructions
Behavioral: physical training exercise
physical exercise training at the work site during work time
Experimental: 10 x 6 min training 50% supervision
10 x 6 min training 50% supervision
Behavioral: physical training exercise
physical exercise training at the work site during work time
No Intervention: reference
no training

Detailed Description:

Recent studies have shown a positive effect of work site physical exercise intervention, however, there is a lack of evidence regarding: 1) extend of instruction and supervision, and 2) frequency of training session during the wek.

Questionnaires will be send to around 2000 office workers inviting them to participate in work site training for 1 hr per week for 20 weeks. Those accepting the invitation will be randomized into 5 different groups:

  1. training 1 hr one time per week supervized 50% of the time
  2. training 3 x 20 min per week supervised 50 % of the time
  3. training 3 x 20 min per week supervised only initially with careful instructions
  4. training 10 x 6 min per week supervised 50 % of the time
  5. no training serving as reference control group At termination of the training period there will be a follow-up questionnaire survey
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • office workers
  • employed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • physically heavy work
  • trauma
  • leif threatening disease, e.g. cancer,
  • pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01027390

Locations
Denmark
Rigspolitiet
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
University of Copenhagen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gisela Sjogaard, Dr.Med.Sci. University of Southern Denmark
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Gisela Sjogaard, Professor, University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01027390     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT01056068
Other Study ID Numbers: H-C-2008-103
Study First Received: December 7, 2009
Last Updated: December 8, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Keywords provided by University of Southern Denmark:
neck/shoulder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Musculoskeletal Pain
Shoulder Pain
Arthralgia
Joint Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Pain
Signs and Symptoms

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