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Clinical and Neuromechanical Predictors for the Evolution of Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02373345
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Institut de Recherche Robert-Sauvé en Santé et en Sécurité du Travail
Chaire de recherche en chiropratique FRCQ
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martin Descarreaux, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the present study is to determine the association between factors known to be associated with the development of chronic low back pain (psychological and biological) and the evolution of functional disability in individuals with a history of low back pain. To do so, 100 individuals with a history of nonspecific low back pain will be followed over a period of 18 months. During this time frame, participants will be evaluated three times in the laboratory (initial, at 6 months and at 18 months) to determine pain and tolerance thresholds, pain inhibition processes as well as neuromuscular activation. Moreover, these participants will be assessed every three months (initial, 3, 6, 9 12, 15 and 18 months) for functional disability and pain intensity levels of their low back pain as well as for psychological symptoms usually associated with the development of chronic low back pain. It is hypothesized that high psychological symptoms measured initially will be associated with high functional disability throughout the study .

Condition or disease
Low Back Pain

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical and Neuromechanical Predictors for the Evolution of Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain
Study Start Date : February 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in disability (Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire) [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 months, 6, months. 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months ]
    Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Individuals with a history of nonspecific low back pain
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To have experienced at least one episode of disabling (resulting in loss of work or modified tasks at work) nonspecific low back pain in the past three years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Specific causes of low back pain, arthritic conditions, other chronic pain conditions

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Locations
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Canada, Quebec
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, G9A 5H7
Sponsors and Collaborators
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Institut de Recherche Robert-Sauvé en Santé et en Sécurité du Travail
Chaire de recherche en chiropratique FRCQ
Investigators
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Study Director: Martin Descarreaux, DC, PhD Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

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Responsible Party: Martin Descarreaux, DC, PhD, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02373345     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UQTR-IRSST-2013-2016
First Posted: February 27, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016

Keywords provided by Martin Descarreaux, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières:
psychological factors
functional disability
pain thresholds
tolerance thresholds
motor adaptations
natural course

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms