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Back School for Non-specific Low Back Pain (LBP) in an Urban Setting

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: NCT02990585
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 3, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marie-Eve Pepin, Wayne State University

Brief Summary:
This study will be a comparative design between 2 groups of subjects attending classes on back education in an urban setting. Participants will be randomized to either an individual one-on-one back school session or to the 8 group sessions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low Back Pain Other: Back school Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 11 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of an 8-session Back School Versus a Single, Abbreviated Session When Looking at Non-specific Low Back Pain in an Urban Setting
Study Start Date : October 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 1, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : September 30, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: One individual back school session
The 1 individual session will consist of a 60 min 1-on-1 education/exercise session with an athletic trainer. Information will be an abbreviated version of the 8-session school and fill focus on the strengthening, stretching, pain control and movement re-education most needed for the individual.
Other: Back school
Active Comparator: 8 group session of back school
All sessions last 45-60 minutes. There will be up to 8 participants in each session which will be led by an athletic trainer or rehabilitation trainer. Pain management, prevention strategies, and active treatment will be covered in the 8 sessions. Active treatment includes strengthening, stretching, pain control, movement re-education, and walking.
Other: Back school

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in the Modified Oswestry Disability Index [ Time Frame: At 4 weeks, 10 weeks, 4 months, and 7 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in the Fear Avoidance Belief Questionnaire -Physical Activity portion [ Time Frame: At 4 weeks, 10 weeks, 4 months, and 7 months ]
  2. Change in the Numeric pain rating scale [ Time Frame: At 4 weeks, 10 weeks, 4 months, and 7 months ]
  3. Change in the International Physical Activity Questionnaire [ Time Frame: At 4 weeks, 10 weeks, 4 months, and 7 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants 18 years of age or older who have been suffering from non-specific LBP for at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Additional impairments contraindicating their safe participation in the back school program, such as evidence of spinal cord pathology, cauda equina, progressive neurological damage, infection, inflammation, malignancy, fracture or a progressive, neurodegenerative disease as well as back surgery within the past year

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02990585

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United States, Michigan
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wayne State University
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Principal Investigator: Marie Pepin, DPT Wayne State University
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Responsible Party: Marie-Eve Pepin, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Identifier: NCT02990585    
Other Study ID Numbers: 041016MP4E
First Posted: December 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 3, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations