Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
27/11/2007
Date assigned
18/12/2007
Last edited
18/12/2007
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

Dr Foo Ning Ping

ORCID ID

Contact details

201
Taikang Village
Liou Ying township
Tainan
736
Taiwan

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

CLFHR9611

Study information

Scientific title

Back pain and Rescuer fatigue following CardioPulmonary Resuscitation by different postures

Acronym

BRCPR

Study hypothesis

Back pain as an occupational disorder in health care providers has been well documented in the literature. But the association between back pain and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was seldom studied. The objectives of this study were to determine whether different CPR postures including kneeling, standing, and standing on taboret are able to induce back pain in rescuers, and to compare differences in rescuer fatigue in three CPR postures.

Hypothesis:
Back pain and rescuer fatigue are different among three different postures of CPR.

Ethics approval

Ethics approval received from the Institutional Review Board of Chi Mei Medical Center from 5th February 2007 to 16th February 2008 (ref: IRB09602-0011).

Study design

Randomised, controlled, cross-over trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Rescuer fatigue for resuscitation

Intervention

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 10 minutes by using kneeling, standing, and standing on taboret postures.

Since this is a prospective and cross-over trial, each of the participants should complete three different CPR posture within 3 weeks in one week apart. Therefore, each of the sequences of CPR should follow up for at least 48 hours, but the total follow-up period for each of them will be 3 weeks and two days.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Severity of back pain (by Brief Pain Inventory Short Form), measured 24 hours and 48 hours post CPR
2. Rescuer fatigue (effective compression of cardiac massage) - detected by Laerdal Resusci-Anne® Skillreporter™ mannequin, measured during 10 minutes of cardiac massage

Secondary outcome measures

Range of motion of elbow and back with different CPR postures (detected by flexible goniometer), measured during 10 minutes of cardiac massage.

Overall trial start date

01/03/2007

Overall trial end date

31/12/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Health care providers working at the Emergency Deparment that have:
1. Clinical work experience longer than 2 years
2. Experience of performing CPR for more than 20 times

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

60

Participant exclusion criteria

Candidates with:
1. A herniated intervertebral disc
2. Previous spine surgery
3. Underlying anklyosing spondylitis or other autoimmune diseases
4. Current pregnancy

Recruitment start date

01/03/2007

Recruitment end date

31/12/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Taiwan

Trial participating centre

201, Taikang Village
Tainan
736
Taiwan

Sponsor information

Organisation

Chi Mei Foundation Medical Center (Taiwan) - Liou Ying Campus

Sponsor details

201
Taikang Village
Liou Ying Township
Tainan
736
Taiwan

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.chimei.org.tw/

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Chi Mei Foundation Medical Center (Taiwan) - Liou Ying Campus

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