Evaluating Therapeutic Massage for Chronic Neck Pain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00065416|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 23, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Neck Pain Cervicalgia||Procedure: massage||Phase 1 Phase 2|
Neck pain is one of the most common problems affecting the health of Americans and is a leading reason for using complementary or alternative medical (CAM) therapies. Therapeutic massage is one of the most popular CAM treatments for neck pain, but little is known about its effectiveness. This study will lay the groundwork for a full-scale trial that evaluates the effectiveness of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain.
The study will involve two phases. During Phase I, researchers will develop and pre-test key components for a randomized clinical trial. In Phase II, the safety and efficacy of massage for CNP will be evaluated. The changes in symptoms, function, and quality of life in massage and self care groups will be evaluated midway through treatment, at the end of treatment and at 6 months post randomization.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00065416
|United States, Washington|
|Group Health Cooperative, Center for Health Studies|
|Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen J Sherman, PhD||Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies|