Yoga vs. Physical Therapy vs. Education for Chronic Low Back Pain in Minority Populations (Back to Health)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01343927|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 28, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Back Pain Lower Back Chronic||Behavioral: Weekly yoga classes Behavioral: Individual physical therapy treatment Behavioral: Education||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||320 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Yoga vs. Physical Therapy vs. Education for Chronic Low Back Pain in Minority Populations (Back to Health)|
|Study Start Date :||June 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2014|
Active Comparator: Yoga
12 weeks of weekly yoga classes plus 40 weeks of either drop-in classes or home practice.
Behavioral: Weekly yoga classes
Manualized 12-week Hatha yoga intervention developed specifically for chronic low back pain in adult populations; classes meet once each week at community-based locations.
Active Comparator: Physical Therapy
15 individual physical therapy treatment sessions over 12 weeks plus 40 weeks with either 5 booster sessions or home practice.
Behavioral: Individual physical therapy treatment
12 weeks of fifteen individual physical therapy sessions divided as follows: Week 1 intake appointment; weeks 2-4 two appointments per week; weeks 5-12 one appointment per week.
Active Comparator: Education
"The Back Pain Helpbook" which gives exercises and tips for self-care pain management.
Participants given "The Back Pain Helpbook" and periodic newsletters addressing back pain and self care.
- Change from Baseline in Average Pain intensity in previous week [ Time Frame: 12 wks ]Intensity of pain in previous week as measured on a 10 point numerical scale (0-10).
- Change from Baseline in Modified Roland Morris questionnaire for Back pain specific disability [ Time Frame: 12 wks ]Utilize modified 23-point scale standardized Roland Morris questionnaire to asses back pain specific disability.
- Change from baseline in Pain Medication use in the previous week [ Time Frame: 12wks ]Specific self-reported pain medication use in previous week.
- Satisfaction with assigned intervention at 12 weeks [ Time Frame: 12 wks ]Self-reported satisfaction with intervention using 5-point Likert scale from very dissatisfied to very satisfied
- Global improvement in back pain at 12 weeks [ Time Frame: 12wks ]Self-reported rating of global improvement since start of study using 7-point Likert scale from extremely worsened to extremely improved
- Change from Baseline for Health related Quality of Life using SF-36 survey [ Time Frame: 12wks ]Use standardized Quality of life SF-36 questionnaire.
- Work productivity [ Time Frame: 12wks ]Use standardized Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire to assess employment status and productivity
- Number of participants with Adverse Events as a measure of safety and treatment adherence [ Time Frame: 12wks ]Identify and assess self reported and unanticipated adverse events over the course of the study as a measure of safety and treatment adherence.
- Treatment adherence (class/session attendance) [ Time Frame: 12wks ]Assess treatment adherence according to attendance during 12 week intervention period.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01343927
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Boston Medical Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118|
|South End Community Health Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118|
|Dimock Health Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02119|
|Dorchester House MultiService Center|
|Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States, 02112|
|Codman Square Health Center|
|Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States, 02124|
|Upham's Corner Health Center|
|Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States, 02125|
|Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center|
|Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States, 02131|
|South Boston Community Health Center|
|South Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02127|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert B Saper, MD, MPH||Boston University School of Medicine/ Boston Medical Center|