Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Unknown status

Summary

Conditions
Chronic Low Back Pain
Type
Interventional
Phase
Phase 4
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Min Age
20
Max Age
85
Gender
Both

Description

Methods:70 participants with chronic LBP will be included. Participants received six 40-min sessions of hot pack therapy combined active or placebo monochromatic infrared energy therapy over the low back (wavelength = 890 nm, radiant power output = 6.24 W, power density = 34.7 milliwatt/cm2 for 40 m...

Methods:70 participants with chronic LBP will be included. Participants received six 40-min sessions of hot pack therapy combined active or placebo monochromatic infrared energy therapy over the low back (wavelength = 890 nm, radiant power output = 6.24 W, power density = 34.7 milliwatt/cm2 for 40 min, total energy 83.2 J/cm2) followed by 20-min supervised therapeutic exercise, for 3 times per week for a 4-week duration. Patients will be assessed at before treatment and follow-up assessments, including after 2 week of treatment; after 4 weeks of treatment; and 1 and 3 months, respectively, after treatment is terminated. Main Outcome Measures: Patients will be assessed periodically with pain, Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, postural stability (using the postural stability evaluation system: Biodex Stability System), and Fear-Avoidance Behavior Questionnaire.

Locations

Taipei, 111-01
Taipei, 111-01

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01920971
Collaborators
National Science Council, Taiwan
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Ru-Lan Hsieh, MD Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
  • Ru-Lan Hsieh, MD Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital