Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
15/07/2002
Date assigned
15/07/2002
Last edited
02/10/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Professor E Ernst

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Complementary Medicine
University of Exeter
25 Victoria Park Road
Exeter
EX2 4NT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1392 424989
e.ernst@exeter.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

E0542

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To determine the effectiveness of commercially available magnetic bracelets for pain control in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Osteoarthritis

Intervention

1. Will receive bracelets with active magnets
2. Will receive the placebo bracelet, with less active magnets
3. Will receive a control bracelet, with no magnets

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/12/2001

Overall trial end date

01/12/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Men and women aged 45 to 80 years at entry into the trial with osteoarthritis of the hip and or knee either radiologically proven or diagnosed by a consultant rheumatologist or consultant orthopaedic surgeon.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

194

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/12/2001

Recruitment end date

01/12/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Complementary Medicine
Exeter
EX2 4NT
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC) (UK)

Sponsor details

Copeman House
St Mary's Court
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
United Kingdom
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info@arc.org.uk

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

http://www.arc.org.uk

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Arthritis Research Campaign (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 in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=15604181&dopt=AbstractPlus

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Harlow T, Greaves C, White A, Brown L, Hart A, Ernst E, Randomised controlled trial of magnetic bracelets for relieving pain in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee., BMJ, 2004, 329, 7480, 1450-1454, doi: 10.1136/bmj.329.7480.1450.

Additional files

Editorial Notes