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Cervical Range of Motion in Neck Pain Patients: A Mixed Methods Study

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: NCT02671370
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2017
Maastricht University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Swanenburg, Balgrist University Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study there are any associations between objective and subjective outcome measures, measuring the cervical range of motion and if the restriction matter to the patient.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Neck Pain Other: Measurement of the range of motion of the cervical spine

Detailed Description:

Objective and subjective outcome measures are frequently used assessments in clinical practice.

The investigators will use different subjective and objective outcome measures to evaluate any possible associations, as well as to investigate if restrictions of movement matters to patients.

Additionally to the assessments tools the investigators will use interviews to extend the scope.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Cervical Range of Motion in Neck Pain Patients: A Mixed Methods Study
Study Start Date : January 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2017

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: Measurement of the range of motion of the cervical spine
    There is no intervention. Only measurements and interviews are taken.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cervical Range of Motion (CROM) [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    The cervical range of motion will be measured using the CROM device

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neck Disability Index [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Questionnaire, measuring the subjective restriction of the participant during activities of daily living

  2. S-ROM-Neck [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Questionnaire, the participants will be asked to assess their ability to move there neck and if they feel restricted.

  3. Interviews (personal,semi-structured guided, open-ended questions) in a one-to-one Setting. Recorded with a voice-recorder. [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    10 of the participants will be asked to also take part in an interview.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants with neck pain of any duration

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with any duration of neck pain
  • Men and women older than 18 years
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disc herniation of the cervical spine
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Acute accidents
  • Surgery of the cervical spine
  • Pacemaker and / or defibrillator

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02671370

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Balgrist University Hospital
Zurich, Switzerland, 8008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Balgrist University Hospital
Maastricht University
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Principal Investigator: Jaap Swanenburg, PhD Balgrist University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Swanenburg, Head of PT Research, Balgrist University Hospital Identifier: NCT02671370    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2015-00049
First Posted: February 2, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 9, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: no there is not
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neck Pain
Neurologic Manifestations