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DISCO - Influence of a Simple Information Booklet on the Evolution of Acute Low Back Pain (LBP)

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: NCT00343057
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 22, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 4, 2009
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Brief Summary:
To assess the impact of standardized written information on outcome in acute LBP.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Acute Low Back Pain Other: Patients' questionnaire

Detailed Description:
A 3-month prospective, controlled study with a quasi-experimental design (i.e., a nonrandomized controlled sample with geographic stratification [30 areas]). Control and intervention areas ARE selected for their similarities in rural-to-urban distribution of the population and patients' access to GPs and to minimize risk of overlap between areas.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2830 participants
Official Title: Influence of a Simple Information Booklet on the Evolution of Acute Low Back Pain (LBP): a Quasi-experimental Study in a Primary Care Setting.
Study Start Date : September 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects presenting with acute common low back pain.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Each GP have to enroll up to 4 patients with acute LBP.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients are excluded if they

  1. are less than 18 years old;
  2. have pain for more than 4 weeks;
  3. have pain intensity for the previous 24 hours less than 3 on a 11-point numeric scale (0= no pain, 10=maximal pain);
  4. have sciatica;
  5. have had a previous episode of acute LBP during the last 12 months;
  6. have no occupational activities;
  7. have consulted another practitioner for the same episode of back pain;
  8. are pregnant;
  9. have back pain related to infection, tumor, or inflammatory disease; or (j) have previously undergone back surgery.

The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00343057

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Paris, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: COUDERC, Dr Sanofi
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00343057    
Other Study ID Numbers: IXP0001A_9001
First Posted: June 22, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 4, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations