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Injury Prevention Among Conscripts (VASTE)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 16, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 16, 2008
Finland's Slot Machine Association (RAY)
Ministry of Education
Scientific Advisory Board for Defence (MATINE)
Information provided by:
UKK Institute

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this clinical trial is to study the effect of neuromuscular training program and regular safety counselling on the risk of musculoskeletal injuries in adolescent conscripts.

800 voluntary participants are recruited from the four army companies in western Finland during the years 2007 and 2008.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Back Problems and Other Musculoskeletal Injuries Other: physical training and counselling Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 800 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Finnish Conscripts. A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.
Study Start Date : July 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Active treatment: physical training and counselling
Other: physical training and counselling
Neuromuscular training program 3 times per week 30 minutes per session and counselling on back problems and other musculosceletal injuries

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Musculoskeletal injuries [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intensity of low back pain, Physical fitness [ Time Frame: 1,2,6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy conscripts who gave informed consent for participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • disease or injury preventing physical training

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00595816

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Jari Parkkari
Tampere, P.O Box 30, Finland, 33501
Jari Parkkari
Tampere, Finland, 33500
Sponsors and Collaborators
UKK Institute
Finland's Slot Machine Association (RAY)
Ministry of Education
Scientific Advisory Board for Defence (MATINE)
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Principal Investigator: Jari P Parkkari, MD, PhD The UKK Institute
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: The Urho Kaleva Kekkonen Institute for Health Promotion Research, The UKK Institute Identifier: NCT00595816    
Other Study ID Numbers: UKK VASTE
First Posted: January 16, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 16, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008
Keywords provided by UKK Institute:
low back pain
physical fitness
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries