Effectiveness of Aquatic Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis Patients (RCT-OA)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02247882|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Osteoarthritis||Other: Patient Education Other: Aquatic Physical Therapy||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Health Education Compared to Aquatic Physical Therapy for Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: a Randomized Clinical Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2016|
Experimental: Patient Education
Other: Patient Education
The educational program will comprise a multidisciplinary team: doctor, pharmacist, nurse, nutritionist, psychologist, physiotherapist and physical educator. Classes will be weekly in groups for eight weeks, with a duration of two hours.
The education program will include the following items: guidelines about the disease and its complications, strategies for pain management (pharmacological and cognitive), physical exercise, nutrition and weight control, medication (type, interactions, current trends, side effects ), balance, proprioception, fall prevention, coping with chronic pain.
Other Name: Health Education
Active Comparator: Aquatic Physical Therapy
Protocol of aquatic physical therapy exercises.
Other: Aquatic Physical Therapy
The exercise protocol will consist of: five minutes of heating with walking and patellar mobilization; ten minutes stretching the muscles of the lower limbs (quadriceps, gluteus, adductors and abductors of hip sural triceps and hamstrings); ten minutes isometric and dynamic exercises with elastic (quadriceps, gluteus, adductors and abductors of hip sural triceps and hamstrings); twenty minutes away from aerobic exercise (stationary running deep running water); ten minutes in functional training step and proprioceptive exercises; and five minutes of cooling with stretching of muscles of lower limbs (quadriceps, gluteus, adductors and abductors of hip sural triceps and hamstrings).
Other Name: Aquatic Exercise
- Pain [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ]Evaluation of pain - EVA
- Function [ Time Frame: 2 and 3 months ]Physical Function - WOMAC Index
- Balance [ Time Frame: 2 and 3 months ]ABC Scale and postural balance
- Quality Of Live [ Time Frame: 2 and 3 months ]SF-36 Questionaire
- kinetic [ Time Frame: 2 and 3 months ]Ground Reaction Forces and postural balance
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02247882
|Aquatic Physical Therapy Center "Paulo A. Seibert"|
|Londrina, Pr, Brazil, 86038440|
|Principal Investigator:||Ligia M Facci, PT, PhD||Adjunct Professor|