Effectiveness of Technology-enabled Exercise Program in Firefighters With Shoulder Pain.

W

Western University, Canada

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Shoulder Pain

Treatments

Other: Exercise Program plus Education
Other: Educational Program (EP).

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03523884
UWO Firefighters 2018

Details and patient eligibility

About

To assess if a technology-enabled Exercise program plus Education (TEEP + E) is more effective than Education program (EP) alone, in providing better outcomes (quality of life, at-work disability and productivity loss, firefighters' perception, adherence, overall improvement/deterioration) in firefighters with shoulder pain, at 3-, 6-and 12-month follow ups.

Enrollment

180 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 100 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Active duty firefighters aged 18 to 100 years, with shoulder pain.
  • Do not permanently use strong pain medications.
  • Able to understand spoken and written English.
  • Access to computer, internet and telecommunications application software (Skype).

Exclusion criteria

  • Firefighters who have had shoulder related surgeries in the last 6 months.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Quadruple Blind

180 participants in 2 patient groups

Exercise Program plus Education.
Experimental group
Description:
Rotator cuff stretching and strengthening exercises outlined in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) guidelines on management of rotator cuff problems.
Treatment:
Other: Educational Program (EP).
Other: Exercise Program plus Education
Educational Program (EP).
Active Comparator group
Description:
An information sheet form AAOS, outlining the anatomy, description, causes, symptoms, examination and imaging tests performed on individuals with shoulder conditions
Treatment:
Other: Educational Program (EP).

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Goris Nazari, PhD(C); Joy C MacDermid, PhD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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