Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
15/10/2004
Date assigned
06/12/2004
Last edited
15/05/2014
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.hull.ac.uk/macropod/

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr Stewart Richmond

ORCID ID

Contact details

301 Hertford Building
The University of Hull
Cottingham Road
Hull
HU6 7RX
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1482 463681
s.j.richmond@hull.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

MACROPOD (Magnetic And Copper therapy for the Relief Of Pain in Osteoarthritis: a randomised Double-blind placebo-controlled trial)

Study hypothesis

This trial aims to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of commercially available magnetic and copper bracelets as an adjunct to practitioner led management of osteoarthritic pain.
Additional aims are to evaluate the potential economic impact of static magnetic therapy (SMT) and to gather evidence relating to safety of the devices under investigation.
This will help to address both local and more widespread needs in terms of providing rigorous scientific evidence relating to the efficacy of magnetic and copper bracelets.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised double-blind placebo controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Trial participant information is available on http://www.hull.ac.uk/macropod/info.htm

Condition

Osteoarthritis

Intervention

The trial will use a randomised double-blind placebo controlled crossover design. All participants will undertake one of four randomly allocated treatment sequences consisting of four phases (one active and three control). During the active phase participants will wear the MagnaMax® static magnetic device for a period of four weeks. During the three control (placebo) phases, which will each last for four weeks, all participants will in turn wear: an otherwise identical low strength static magnetic device, a demagnetised device and a copper bracelet.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/01/2005

Overall trial end date

31/12/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. 18 years of age or over
2. Diagnosis of osteoarthritis
3. In receipt of prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioid/opioid compound analgesic medication
4. Responsible for administering own medication
5. Reporting pain associated with osteoarthritis

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Between 48 to 60 patients identified as suffering from osteoarthritis within primary care.

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Confounding medical condition/disease
2. Pain lasting less than 6 weeks in total duration prior to recruitment
3. Pacemaker, insulin pump or similar device fitted
4. Pregnant women

Recruitment start date

01/01/2005

Recruitment end date

31/12/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

301 Hertford Building
Hull
HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

The University of Hull (UK)

Sponsor details

Cottingham Road
Hull
HU6 7RX
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1482 463681
s.j.richmond@hull.ac.uk

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.hull.ac.uk

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Wolds Primary Care Research Network (WOREN) and West Hull Primary Care Trust (uk)

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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes