Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Inclusion Criteria

the patients had been on sick leave for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 22 days during the preceding 12 months because of nonspecific spinal symptoms in the back or neck.
The patients had to be working at the start of the study.
minimum age 18 years, maximum age: men 55 years, women 50 years.
the patients had been on sick leave for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 22 days during the preceding 12 months because of nonspecific spinal symptoms in the back or neck.
The patients had to be working at the start of the study.
minimum age 18 years, maximum age: men 55 years, women 50 years.

Exclusion Criteria

Specific causes of spinal symptoms (after spinal surgery, known vertebral body fractures, disk prolapse with motor deficits or other radicular lesions, tumor, osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, rheumatic disease, osteoporosis).
Retired persons, those in the process of being screened for retirement, unemployed persons,
Planned surgery during the phase of intervention
...
Specific causes of spinal symptoms (after spinal surgery, known vertebral body fractures, disk prolapse with motor deficits or other radicular lesions, tumor, osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, rheumatic disease, osteoporosis).
Retired persons, those in the process of being screened for retirement, unemployed persons,
Planned surgery during the phase of intervention
pregnancy or persons on maternity leave
persons who were unable to participate in the intervention program for other reasons (physical, psychological, linguistic or organizational).

Summary

Conditions
  • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 55 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

BACKGROUND: Sustained success of ambulant intervention programs consisting of individual and group physiotherapy in patients with with chronic unspecific back or neck pain (cBP) has not been conclusively proven. It's still not clear whether one can achieve such success by devoting greater attention ...

BACKGROUND: Sustained success of ambulant intervention programs consisting of individual and group physiotherapy in patients with with chronic unspecific back or neck pain (cBP) has not been conclusively proven. It's still not clear whether one can achieve such success by devoting greater attention to psychosocial factors. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether an ambulant intervention program with a behavioral therapy approach would exert a long-term effect on cBP. Specifically, the effect on patients with pronounced fear avoidance behavior and/or with psychosocial limitations was addressed. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled trial SETTINGS, INTERVENTION: 64 patients were assigned to intervention group (IG) and 57 to control group (CG). All were examined, informed about cBP, and were encouraged to stay active and perform exercises according to specific instructions provided in a neck- or back-book. The IG received 9 units of physiotherapy and 2 units of occupational therapy, conducted with a behavioral therapy approach. Efficacy of treatment was evaluated after 6 and 58 weeks. MEASUREMENTS: Pain (VAS), quantity of painkillers consumed, sick leave days, Oswestry-Disability-Index (ODI), SF-36, FABQ.

Inclusion Criteria

the patients had been on sick leave for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 22 days during the preceding 12 months because of nonspecific spinal symptoms in the back or neck.
The patients had to be working at the start of the study.
minimum age 18 years, maximum age: men 55 years, women 50 years.
the patients had been on sick leave for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 22 days during the preceding 12 months because of nonspecific spinal symptoms in the back or neck.
The patients had to be working at the start of the study.
minimum age 18 years, maximum age: men 55 years, women 50 years.

Exclusion Criteria

Specific causes of spinal symptoms (after spinal surgery, known vertebral body fractures, disk prolapse with motor deficits or other radicular lesions, tumor, osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, rheumatic disease, osteoporosis).
Retired persons, those in the process of being screened for retirement, unemployed persons,
Planned surgery during the phase of intervention
...
Specific causes of spinal symptoms (after spinal surgery, known vertebral body fractures, disk prolapse with motor deficits or other radicular lesions, tumor, osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, rheumatic disease, osteoporosis).
Retired persons, those in the process of being screened for retirement, unemployed persons,
Planned surgery during the phase of intervention
pregnancy or persons on maternity leave
persons who were unable to participate in the intervention program for other reasons (physical, psychological, linguistic or organizational).

Locations

Vienna, 1130
Vienna, 1130

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01981798
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Florian Wepner, Dr. Orthopedic Hospital Vienna Speising Study Chair: Martin Friedrich, Prof. Orthopedic Hospital Vienna Speising Study Director: Julia Hahne, Mag. Orthopedic Hospital Vienna Speising
  • Florian Wepner, Dr. Orthopedic Hospital Vienna Speising Study Chair: Martin Friedrich, Prof. Orthopedic Hospital Vienna Speising Study Director: Julia Hahne, Mag. Orthopedic Hospital Vienna Speising