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Coordinating Teams in Primary Health Care.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02020772
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Brief Summary:
Patients who suffer from musculoskeletal pain often have more than one diagnosis. These patients mostly have to wait a long time for the doctor's examination and treatment, and they also often have a sick leave for a long period of time. The investigators expect that treatment and follow-up by an coordinating interdisciplinary team can improve these patients opportunity to function, increase their quality of life, and decrease their pain. The purpose of this study is to investigate if use of a coordinating interdisciplinary team in primary health care will result in reduced sick leave compared with practice as usual, and give fewer referrals to specialized health services and private rehabilitation centers. Research data will be obtained from the patients journals, questionnaires, and clinical examinations..

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Musculoskeletal Diseases Other: coordinating primary health care Other: usual primary health care Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 880 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Coordination Between General Practitioners and Physical Therapists in Primary Health Care for Musculoskeletal Pain: Effect on Sick Leave and Referral to Specialist Care.
Actual Study Start Date : December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: coordinating primary health care 1
musculoskeletal pain care by a coordinating team of one general practitioner and two physical therapists
Other: coordinating primary health care
Active Comparator: usual primary health care 1
usual care of musculoskeletal pain in general practice
Other: usual primary health care
Experimental: coordinating primary health care 2
musculoskeletal pain care by a coordinating team of one general practitioner and two physical therapists
Other: coordinating primary health care
Active Comparator: usual primary health care 2
usual care of musculoskeletal pain in general practice
Other: usual primary health care



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in sick leave [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    average number of days sick leave during 3 years pre-intervention and during the first, second and third year of the study

  2. referrals to specialist care [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    number of referrals to specialist care including private rehabilitation centers



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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 58 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient in one of the participating general practices
  • musculoskeletal complaints in 3 years before start of this study
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

-


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02020772


Locations
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Norway
Stjørdal Legesenter
Stjørdal, Norway
Persaunet Legesenter
Trondheim, Norway
Rosten Legesenter
Trondheim, Norway
Sjøsiden Legesenter
Trondheim, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Investigators
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Study Director: Siv Mørkved, prof phd Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02020772    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/1232
First Posted: December 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2020
Last Verified: December 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
primary health care
Physical Therapy Specialty
General Practitioners
General Practice
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Musculoskeletal Diseases