Massage for Low Back Pain in Nursing Staff

U

University of Sao Paulo

Status

Completed

Conditions

Low Back Pain

Treatments

Other: Massage

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01315197
Talita Pavarini Borges
Universidade de São Paulo (Other Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility

About

Objectives: Semi experimental Clinical Trial aimed at verifying the effectiveness of massage for lower back pain occupational as well as to assess the influence of technique in performing work activities and life in the team nursing.

Full description

Method: 18 officials received 7-8 massage sessions, twice per week, with the same protocol points. Data were collected on baseline, after one and two months and they responded 2 questionnaires (Functional Assessment of Oswestry and Risk Assessment in Movement and Transfer Scale) and the Numeric Pain Scale.

Enrollment

18 patients

Sex

All

Ages

21 to 58 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Voluntary participation in the study of employees with availability of time for submission to the sessions
  • Not be pregnant
  • Hold shift of at least 6 hours daily
  • Do not go on vacation or leave care during the study period
  • Reporting back pain self-reported or confirmed by medical diagnosis
  • Not having passed off due to back pain in past 6 months
  • Do not submit spondylolisthesis, disc herniation and sciatic pain self-reported or confirmed by medical diagnosis
  • Do not use anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Individuals that showed greater than 0 (zero) in the Numerical Pain Scale (10) Score higher than 15 on the Functional Assessment Questionnaire Oswestry

Exclusion criteria

Employees who left the study or that lost more than one session

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

18 participants in 1 patient group

massage
Experimental group
Description:
The massage Anma has Japanese origin and a protocol was used with smoothing, kneading and pressure points on the bladder meridian.
Treatment:
Other: Massage

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