Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
22/03/2007
Date assigned
05/04/2007
Last edited
02/10/2008
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

Prof Gisela Sjøgaard

ORCID ID

Contact details

National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Lersø Parkalle 105
Copenhagen
DK-2100
Denmark
+45 39 16 52 00
gis@nrcwe.dk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

KF 01-201/04

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

SPA (Sundhedsfremme På Arbejdspladsen; Specific Physical Activity at the work site)

Study hypothesis

1. Physical activity training at the work site will reduce musculoskeletal complaints in the neck and shoulder region among office workers and reduce absenteeism
2. Specific resistance training of the neck/shoulder region is superior to all-round physical exercise for reducing neck/shoulder complaints
3. Pattern of musculoskeletal disorders as well as physical activity level at baseline modify the training effect

Ethics approval

Approval received from the local ethics committee (De Videnskabsetiske Komiteér for Københavns of Fredriksberg Kommuner) on the 12th July 2004 (ref: KF 01-201/04).

Study design

Randomised, cluster balanced, intervention trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Work-related neck/shoulder disorders

Intervention

Participants are randomised to receive one of the following:
1. Specific resistance training for the neck/shoulder region
2. All-round physical exercises
3. Information on health promotion as a control group

All groups were allowed to use one hour per week during work time for one year. Group one was scheduled most regular with 20 minutes three times per week. Group two was motivated to perform physical activity two to three times per week.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Self-reported neck/shoulder complaints
2. Absenteeism: self-reported as well as personal files from the company

These measures were collected at baseline, after four to five months and again after 12 months of intervention.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Muscle strength
2. Fitness (aerobic capacity)
3. Body Mass Index (BMI)
4. Salivary cortisol as stress marker

These measures were taken examiner-blinded at baseline, after four to five months and again after 12 months of intervention.

Overall trial start date

01/12/2004

Overall trial end date

31/12/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Workers at 12 units located in the eastern part of Denmark of a national Danish public administration authority.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

600

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Trauma
2. Generalised muscle pain
3. Life threatening diseases

Recruitment start date

01/12/2004

Recruitment end date

31/12/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Denmark

Trial participating centre

National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Copenhagen
DK-2100
Denmark

Sponsor information

Organisation

The National Research Centre for the Working Environment (Denmark)

Sponsor details

Lersø Parkalle 105
Copenhagen Ø
DK 2100
Denmark

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.arbejdsmiljoforskning.dk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

The Ministry of Culture Committee on Sports Research, The Danish Ministry of Culture (Denmark)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

The National Board of Health, The Ministry of the Interior and Health (Denmark)

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

2008 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18163419

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Andersen LL, Kjaer M, Søgaard K, Hansen L, Kryger AI, Sjøgaard G, Effect of two contrasting types of physical exercise on chronic neck muscle pain., Arthritis Rheum., 2008, 59, 1, 84-91, doi: 10.1002/art.23256.

Additional files

Editorial Notes