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EMBARK Follow-up Project (EFP)

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: NCT02195674
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 16, 2015
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Duke University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the EMBARK Follow-up Project (EFP) is to determine if there is a significant correlation between post-study massage-seeking and changes in pain reported by participants during the Exploring Massage Benefits for Osteoarthritis of the Knee (EMBARK) parent study (NCT00970008). The EFP hypothesizes that a positive correlation exists between pain relief during the parent study and post-study massage-seeking behavior.

Condition or disease
Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 240 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Exploring Massage Benefits for Arthritis of the Knee (EMBARK): Post-study Massage Questionnaire
Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoarthritis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. EMBARK Follow-up Project Questionnaire (EFPQ) [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]
    The EFPQ is an original set of questions, designed and validated by Dr. Jerger under the supervision of NCCAM and Dr. Ruth Wolever to be administered by email or phone to address the specific aims of this project.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants in the EMBARK parent study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Completed in the EMBARK parent study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Did not complete the EMBARK parent study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02195674

Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
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Principal Investigator: Adam I Perlman, MD, MPH Duke University
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Responsible Party: Duke University Identifier: NCT02195674    
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00054004
3R01AT004623-06S2 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 21, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 16, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases