Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
17/04/2010
Date assigned
29/04/2010
Last edited
04/10/2011
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively 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

Ms Taís Di Mambro

ORCID ID

Contact details

Rua José Esteves de Oliveira 75/303
Juiz de Fora - Minas gerais
36021-710
Brazil
+55 (0)32 32367942
taisrdm@gmail.com

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Randomised and controlled study of the effect of ergonomics orientation and motor control exercises in patients with WRUED

Acronym

Study hypothesis

1. The treatment with motor control exercises and ergonomics orientation is better than the treatment with ergonomics orientation only.
2. The treatment with motor control exercises relieves the pain and improves the Work Ability Index (WAI) in patients with WRUED.

Ethics approval

The Committee of Ethics in Research in Human Beings of Propesq (UFJF) approve on the 27th of July 2009 (ref 130/2009)

Study design

Single centre randomised active controlled parallel group trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Work-related upper extremity disorders (WRUED)

Intervention

A group will receive ergonomics orientation and another will receive ergonomics orientation and motor control training for movement re-education. Both groups will be followed-up for 4 weeks and will be reassessed after 2 weeks as well as on the last day of follow-up so as to verify the effects of the ergonomics orientation an of the ergonomics orientation plus the motor control training in terms of pain, movements and work ability. The ergonomics orientation and motor control training group will do personalised therapeutic exercises aiming to increase strength, muscular length and motor control, according to the diagnosis of imperfect movements.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Pain, assessed through the Visual Analogue Pain Scale (VAS)

Secondary outcome measures

Work Ability Index validated in Brazil

Overall trial start date

20/08/2010

Overall trial end date

20/04/2011

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Patients, either sex, aged between 20 and 55, with specific or non specific WRUED who complain about pain in the cervical area, shoulders, elbow, forearm, wrist and hands and have difficulty to make work-related as well as daily life movements for at least 6 months.
2. Patients who have agreed to interrupt the traditional physiotherapeutic treatment and to participate in this study for 4 weeks.
3. Patients who have painless movement in at least 60% of the normal range of movement of the glenohumeral joint for flexion and rotation.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

60

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Patients in the acute stage, which is defined by flogistic signs and limitation of the range of movement in the initial angles due to pain.
2. Patients submitted to surgery due to WRUED.
3. Patients with established diagnosis of the following:
3.1. Cervical discopathies
3.2. Neurological diseases
3.3. Fibromyalgia and rheumatic diseases
3.4. Cancer
3.5. Severe psychiatric disease
3.6. Pregnancy
3.7. Hypermobility syndrome

Recruitment start date

20/08/2010

Recruitment end date

20/04/2011

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Brazil

Trial participating centre

Rua José Esteves de Oliveira 75/303
Juiz de Fora - Minas gerais
36021-710
Brazil

Sponsor information

Organisation

Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil)

Sponsor details

c/o Taís Resende Di Mambro
Rua José Esteves de Oliveira 75/303
Juiz de Fora - Minas gerais
36021-710
Brazil
+55 (0)32 32367942
taisrdm@gmail.com

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.ufjf.br

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil)

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