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The Effects of Cervical Stabilization Exercises on Pulmonary Functions and Respiratory Muscle Strength

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03395054
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
birgül morkoç, Hacettepe University

Brief Summary:
This study aims to assess the effects of stabilization exercises on pulmonary functions and respiratory muscle strength. 42 participants with neck pain enrolled the study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neck Pain Other: cervical stabilization exercises Other: conventional exercises Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study aims to assess the effects of stabilization exercises on pulmonary functions and respiratory muscle strength. 42 participants with neck pain enrolled the study. Participants were divided into two groups, stabilization group (n=21) and the control group (n=21). The participants underwent a total of 24 sessions of treatment thrice a week for eight weeks under the supervision of a physiotherapist.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 42 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Cervical Stabilization Exercises on Pulmonary Functions and Respiratory Muscle Strength in Patients With Neck Pain
Actual Study Start Date : December 1, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 30, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 26, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
the stabilization group
the stabilization group performed cervical stabilization exercises in lying, sitting, standing and on a swisball 3times a week during 8 weeks.
Other: cervical stabilization exercises
cervical stabilization exercises

the control group
the control group performed conventional exercises including neck isometric, isotonic and posture exercises 3 times a week during 8 weeks.
Other: conventional exercises
conventional exercises




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pulmonary functions [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    pulmonary functions were measured with spirometric tests by two experienced physical therapists.

  2. respiratory muscle strength [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    respiratory muscle strength was measured using mouth pressure device by two experienced physical therapists.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • neck pain longer than 3 months
  • patients between ages of 18 and 55

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with neurologic symptoms
  • patients with chronic pulmonary disease
  • previous surgery on cervical region

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03395054


Locations
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Turkey
Institute of Health Sciences
Ankara, Altındağ, Turkey, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hacettepe University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Birgül Morkoç, phd student Hacettepe University
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Responsible Party: birgül morkoç, principal investigator, Hacettepe University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03395054    
Other Study ID Numbers: GO 151623-09
First Posted: January 10, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 10, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: none are planned to be shared

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by birgül morkoç, Hacettepe University:
neck pain
pulmonary function test
respiratory muscle strength
cervical stabilization exercises
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neck Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms