Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
15/04/2015
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

Mrs Marjorie Chown

ORCID ID

Contact details

Maple Physiotherapy Dept
Level 3
Moynihan Block
St Albans City Hospital
Waverley Road
St Albans
AL3 5PN
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0235026503

Study information

Scientific title

A randomised blind trial of care packages for patients with chronic back pain

Acronym

Study hypothesis

What is the best method for treating patients with chronic back pain?

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Single-centre randomised single-blind study

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Musculoskeletal Diseases: Chronic back pain

Intervention

1. Standard physiotherapy
2. Osteopathy
3. Exercise/rehab

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Oswestry Disability Index
2. Euroquol Questionnaire
3. Shuttle Walking Test

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/07/1999

Overall trial end date

30/10/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Patients with chronic low back pain referred to the physiotherapy service with or without leg symptoms which has been present for 3 months or more with no specific cause
2. Aged 18-65
3. Able to walk with/without the use of a stick and able to step on and off a plinth

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

300-400 subjects

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/07/1999

Recruitment end date

30/10/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

St Albans City Hospital
St Albans
AL3 5PN
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

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS 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

2008 results in: http://www.physiotherapyjournal.com/article/S0031-9406%2807%2900126-5/abstract

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes