Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
25/07/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively 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/instrehab/research/sprinter.html

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Jennifer Klaber Moffett

ORCID ID

Contact details

University of Hull
Institute of Rehabilitation
215 Anlaby Road
Hull
HU3 2PG
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1482 675 610
j.moffett@hull.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

rctc119 Klaber Moffett

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

SPRINTER

Study hypothesis

1. Is a brief physiotherapy intervention (1-3 sessions) in patients with neck-related pain as effective as a traditional course of physiotherapy?
2. What are the relative costs of using the brief intervention approach compared with traditional physiotherapy?

Ethics approval

Added as of 25/07/2007:
1. Hull and East Riding Research Ethics Committee
2. Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Locally Organised Research Ethics Committee
3. South Humber Health Authority Local Research Ethics Committee

Study design

Randomised controlled trial.

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Musculoskeletal diseases: Spinal conditions

Intervention

1. Brief intervention: problem solving approach encouraging self-help. It will consist of advice, including a home exercise programme, and incorporate cognitive behavioural principles.
2. Standard care

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Neck Pain Questionnaire: a condition specific questionnaire measuring functional disability which has been developed from the Oswestry Disability Score for back pain patients
2. SF-36: This is a generic health-related quality of life questionnaire including both psychological and physical factors
3. EuroQol: This a generic quality of life measure required for the economic evaluation

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

03/01/1999

Overall trial end date

10/10/2002

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Inclusion criteria updated as of 25/07/2007:
1. A minimum age of 18 years
2. Neck pain of musculoskeletal origin lasting at least two weeks
3. Referred to a participating physiotherapy department and having consented to participate in the study
4. Willingness to be randomized; that is, no overwhelming preference for either intervention

Inclusion criteria provided at time of registration:
Patients who are referred by their GPs to the participating community based physiotherapy departments for the management of neck related pain thought to be of musculoskeletal origin and corresponding to the diagnostic categories 1 and 2 (neck pain with or without referral to the proximal extremity) of the classification system proposed by the Quebec Task Force on Spinal Disorders.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

268

Participant exclusion criteria

Exclusion criteria added as of 25/07/2007:
1. Potentially serious pathology
2. Main pain below the elbow or in some other part of the body or coexisting “serious other problem” (such as capsulitis of the shoulder or tennis elbow) that would require additional treatment other than that required for the neck pain
3. Recent treatment for a neck problem (in the previous six weeks) or intention to pursue additional (private) treatment concurrent with that provided by the physiotherapy department
4. Surgery on the neck

Recruitment start date

03/01/1999

Recruitment end date

10/10/2002

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

University of Hull
Hull
HU3 2PG
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

NHS R&D Regional Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Executive Trent (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

Results: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15585539

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Klaber Moffett JA, Jackson DA, Richmond S, Hahn S, Coulton S, Farrin A, Manca A, Torgerson DJ, Randomised trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: outcomes and patients' preference., BMJ, 2005, 330, 7482, 75, doi: 10.1136/bmj.38286.493206.82.

Additional files

Editorial Notes