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Validity of Neck Extensor Muscles Endurance Test in Non-specific Chronic Neck Pain and Asymptomatic Subjects

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02797002
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. L. Ghamkhar, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science

Brief Summary:
Neck pain (NP) is one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal complaints in today's societies. Cervical muscles endurance has been commonly associated with the development of NP. Real-time ultrasound imaging is a reliable and valid technique recently used by physical therapists to evaluate muscle structure, function and activation patterns. The aim of this study is if change in muscle thickness can correlate with the results of the endurance testing.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Neck Pain Other: Assessment

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 220 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Study Start Date : March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2017

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Chronic non specific neck pain
Experiencing neck pain for at least 3 months in the last year
Other: Assessment
Without neck pain (asymptomatic)
No history of neck pain
Other: Assessment



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Flexor and Extensor cervical muscles holding time (second) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Anteroposterior diameter of the flexor and extensor cervical muscles (mm) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. Mediolateral diameter of the flexor and extensor cervical muscles (mm) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  4. Cross section area of the flexor and extensor cervical muscles (cm2) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  5. Neck disability questionnaire score [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  6. Visual analogue scale score [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pearson correlation coefficient of the cervical muscles holding time with Anteroposterior and border and cross section area of the flexor and extensor cervical muscles [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects with and without neck pain
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with neck pain: experiencing pain for at least 3 months in the last year, having pain score of 3 or more on visual analogue scale.
  • Healthy subjects: no history of neck pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of cervical discopathy
  • Any surgery on neck
  • Traumatic neck injury
  • Any congenital disorders

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Locations
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Iran, Islamic Republic of
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 1985713831
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science

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Responsible Party: Dr. L. Ghamkhar, PhD Candidate, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02797002     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IR.USWR.REC.1394.191
First Posted: June 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neck Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms