Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
29/04/2015
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 EM Saunders

ORCID ID

Contact details

Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Physiotherapy Department
Derby City General Hospital
Uttoxeter road
Derby
DE22 3NE
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0077117125

Study information

Scientific title

A randomised trial of sympathetic interferential therapy versus pulsed shortwave diathermy in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Is Dynatron STS interferential therapy more effective than pulsed short-wave in the reduction of the symptoms caused by chronic pain.

Ethics approval

Southern Derbyshire Local Research Ethics Committee, 20/08/2002, ref: 0207/514

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Signs and symptoms: pain

Intervention

Patients will be randomised into one of two groups, interferential or pulsed short-wave. Patients will be treated for four weeks with the treatment selected at randomisation, then will cross over to the other treatment after four weeks. Measurements will be taken for functional disability, for pain intensity, for general health and for anxiety and depression before the first treatment, after the first treatment at four weeks and at the end of the second course of treatment at eight weeks.

Intervention type

Procedure/Surgery

Phase

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Pain analogue scale
2. Oswestry disability scale

Secondary outcome measures

Hospital anxiety and depression scale

Overall trial start date

08/10/2002

Overall trial end date

16/12/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Patients attending the pain clinic or physiotherapy outpatients, Derby Royal Infirmary and Derby City General Hospital, with chronic pain syndromes
2. Patients with chronic pain of over six months duration
3.Male or female aged 20-85

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

30

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Patients on anti-coagulant drug therapy
2. Patients with a cardiac pacemaker
3. Patients with a malignancy

Recruitment start date

08/10/2002

Recruitment end date

16/12/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Derby
DE22 3NE
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Derbyshire Hospitals NHS Foundation 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