Work Place Adjusted Intelligent Physical Exercise Reducing Musculoskeletal Pain in Shoulder and Neck (VIMS) - Shoulder Function (VIMS03)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Southern Denmark
Information provided by:
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01205542
First received: September 17, 2010
Last updated: January 3, 2011
Last verified: January 2011
  Purpose

Basic strength training for the neck/shoulder muscles can decrease intensity of neck/shoulder pain, but it is uncertain whether training should focus directly on the upper trapezius - which is most often tender - or on the lower compartments and serratus anterior.

We hypothesize that strengthening exercise for the lower and middle trapezius as well as the serratus anterior will decrease intensity of neck/shoulder pain among office workers


Condition Intervention
Rehabilitation
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Scapular Dyskinesis
Muscle Activation
Behavioral: Training
Behavioral: Reference

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Work Place Adjusted Intelligent Physical Exercise Reducing Musculoskeletal Pain in Shoulder and Neck (VIMS) - Shoulder Function

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Further study details as provided by National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neck/shoulder pain [ Time Frame: December 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Neck/shoulder pain will be assessed by:

    1. self-report (pain intensity)
    2. clinical examination of muscle tenderness


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Muscle function [ Time Frame: December 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Muscle strength and electromyography assessment


Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Training
Training of scapular function with strengthening exercises using bodyweight and elastic resistance
Behavioral: Training
Training of scapular function with strengthening exercises using bodyweight and elastic resistance
Active Comparator: Reference
Health check and advice to continue ordinary physical activity
Behavioral: Reference
Health check and advice to continue ordinary physical activity

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • employees
  • more than 30 days with pain previous year
  • pain intensity of at least 3 on a scale of 0-10

Exclusion Criteria:

  • trauma
  • life threatening disease
  • pregnanacy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01205542

Locations
Denmark
Roskilde University Center
Roskilde, Denmark, 4000
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Otto M Poulsen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01205542     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VIMS03
Study First Received: September 17, 2010
Last Updated: January 3, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: Ethics Committee

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

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