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Traditional Thai Massage and Brain Electrical Activity

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Khon Kaen University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01201733
First received: September 13, 2010
Last updated: August 13, 2012
Last verified: September 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the immediate effect of traditional Thai massage on brain electrical activity in the patients with scapulocostal syndrome


Condition Intervention
Scapulocostal Syndrome
Other: Traditional Thai massage
Other: Ultrasound therapy and hot pack

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Immediate Effect of Traditional Thai Massage on Brain Electrical Activity in Patients With Scapulocostal Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Khon Kaen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Electroencephalography (EEG):the absolute band power in every frequency band [ Time Frame: 1 Day ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Electroencephalography (EEG) will be assessed through the gamma,delta,theta,alpha and beta bands


Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Traditional Thai massage
The participants will receive a thirty minutes session of traditional Thai massage onto the scapular region
Other: Traditional Thai massage
The participants will receive a thirty minutes session of traditional Thai massage onto the scapular region
Active Comparator: Ultrasound therapy and hot pack
The participants will receive a thirty minutes session of Ultrasound therapy and hot pack
Other: Ultrasound therapy and hot pack

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age between 18 - 50 years old
  2. The participants have experienced spontaneous scapular pain (VAS ≥ 3) for longer than 12 weeks (chronic) and that at least one trigger point will be present in the scapular region (serratus posterior superior, rhomboid groups, levator scapulae and trapezius muscles). Trigger points will be diagnosed as the presence of focal tenderness in a taut band and with pain recognition.
  3. The participants will be able to follow instructions.
  4. Good communication and cooperation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. A history of the following diseases or disorders:

    • Rotator cuff disease
    • Cervical radiculopathy
    • Degenerative shoulder joint disease
    • Shoulder stiffness
  2. Contraindications of traditional Thai massage

    • Contagious skin disease
    • Injury or inflammation of muscle
    • Bone fracture and/or joint dislocation
    • Open wound
    • Uncontrolled hypertension
    • Drug and/or alcohol intoxication
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01201733

Locations
Thailand
School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University
Muang, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40002
Sponsors and Collaborators
Khon Kaen University
  More Information

No publications provided by Khon Kaen University

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Assoc Prof. Dr. Wichai Eungpinithpong, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01201733     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5270900044
Study First Received: September 13, 2010
Last Updated: August 13, 2012
Health Authority: Thailand: Khon Kaen University Ethics Committee for Human Research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Syndrome
Disease
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 25, 2014