Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
14/06/2006
Date assigned
27/06/2006
Last edited
22/01/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Hugh MacPherson

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Health Sciences
University of York
York
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1904 312394
hm18@york.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

That a randomised controlled trial is feasible and this design can be optimised in a pilot study

Ethics approval

Approved by the York Local Research Ethics Committee in April 2005, reference number: 05/Q1108/14)

Study design

A pilot for a randomised controlled trial (RCT)

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Chronic neck pain

Intervention

Acupuncture plus usual GP care versus usual GP care alone

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Northwick Park neck pain questionnaire

Secondary outcome measures

1. Quality of life
2. EQ-5D
3. Medication use

Overall trial start date

01/05/2005

Overall trial end date

01/09/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Consulted general practitioner (GP) in the previous 12 months with neck pain, at least 18 years old, with neck pain duration of at least four weeks

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

30

Participant exclusion criteria

Known serious pathology (cancer), rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondilitis, abnormal neurology in upper arms, main pain below the elbow, or in some other part of the body, surgery on the neck, haemophilia, currently receiving acupuncture, pending litigation related to their neck, unable to give informed consent

Recruitment start date

01/05/2005

Recruitment end date

01/09/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Health Sciences
York
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of York (UK)

Sponsor details

Research and Industry Office
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1904 435102
smf3@york.ac.uk

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/ido

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

University of York

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Results: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=%2017156464

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes