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Effectiveness exercise therapy in beginning non-specific work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD).


- candidate number2665
- NTR NumberNTR1022
- ISRCTNISRCTN15872455
- Date ISRCTN created23-aug-2007
- date ISRCTN requested13-aug-2007
- Date Registered NTR17-jul-2007
- Secondary IDs 
- Public TitleEffectiveness exercise therapy in beginning non-specific work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD).
- Scientific TitlePostural exercise therapy according to Cesar/Mensendieck and physiotherapy are equally effective on beginning non-specific work-related upper limb disorders in VDU-workers; a controlled, randomized trial with follow-up of one year.
- ACRONYMWRULD
- hypothesisIs postural exercise therapy according to Cesar/Mensendieck more effective in reducing pain, improving functional level and health related quality of life in VDU-workers with beginning non-specific work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD) when compared to usual physiotherapy?
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedEfficacy, Randomised study, Non-specific work-related upper limb disorders, VDU-workers, Early intervention, Exercise therapy
- Inclusion criteria1. Being VDU-worker (at least 4 hours PC per day) at the time of first complaints and being employed in present job for at least 3 months;
2. Non-specific WRULD symptoms exist > 2 weeks and< 3 months and are purely related to PC work; aged between 20-45 years.
- Exclusion criteria1. WRULD symptoms during other daily activities;
2. Specific WRULD;
3. Patients with other diseases of loco motor apparatus;
4. Pregnant patients;
5. Patients on partly or fully sick leave;
6. Patients who received already therapy or postural exercise therapy last 5 years.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-mei-2003
- planned closingdate28-feb-2006
- Target number of participants88
- InterventionsPostural exercise therapy according to Cesar/Mensendieck (experimental group) and usual physiotherapy (control group); both during 10 weeks.
- Primary outcome1. VAS (horizontal numerical visual analogous 10 cm scale) according to Jensen;
2. Dichotomous question: do you still suffer from WRULD? Yes/no.
- Secondary outcome1. On disability level DASH ( Disabilities of Arm,Shoulder,Hand);
2. Health related quality of life by the SF-36 (Short Form).
- TimepointsN/A
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusstopped: trial finished
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Marjon D.F. Eijsden-Besseling, van
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESProf. Dr. R.A. Bie, de
- Sponsor/Initiator University Hospital Maastricht (AZM), Department of Rehabilitation Medicine , Institute for Rehabilitation Research, University Hospital Maastricht (AZM), Department of Neurology
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
University Hospital Maastricht (AZM), Institute for Rehabilitation Research
- PublicationsAust J Physiother. 2008;54(2):95-101.
- Brief summaryVDU-workers with beginning non-specific WRULD have been randomly assigned to the experimental group Cesar/Mensendieck or usual physiotherapy (control group). At each measurement moment at 3,6,and 12 months after baseline nearly no significant differences in outcome measures could be found between both groups neither on impairment level nor on level of disability or health related quality of life. One year after start of early intervention about 55% of both groups is free of complaints.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD17-jul-2007 - 6-nov-2008


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