Mindful Walking in Low Back Pain (MW-LBP)

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Charité University Medicine Berlin

Status

Completed

Conditions

Chronic Low Back Pain

Treatments

Behavioral: Mindful walking program

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01893073
MW-LBP

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a mindful walking program is effective in the treatment of patients with chronic low back pain.

Enrollment

48 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • male and female, 18-65 years
  • chronic low back pain (disease duration > 3 months)
  • pain intensity on visual analogue scale at inclusion > 40 mm (0-100 mm scale)
  • only pharmacological treatment with NSAID or no treatment in the last 4 weeks
  • undersigned informed consent form

Exclusion criteria

  • active walking or jogging in the last 6 weeks (< 60 minutes/week)
  • regular meditation, relaxation exercise, mindfulness exercise in last 6 weeks (> 30 minutes per week)
  • use of complementary medicine therapies as acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine in last 6 weeks or planned in the next 12 weeks
  • use of other nonpharmacological therapies as physical therapy, manual therapy or osteopathy in the last 4 weeks
  • participation in another trials within the last 3 months
  • pathological neurological symptoms such as muscular paralysis or paraesthesia due to spinal disc herniation or other causes
  • risk of falls and inability to walk
  • angina pectoris in the last 3 months
  • chronic respiratory disease with respiratory insufficiency
  • intake of central nervous system-acting analgesics in the last 6 weeks
  • Known renal and / or hepatic diseases
  • Severe organic, psychological or psychiatric disorders that are not permitting a study participation
  • applying for early retirement due to low back pain
  • no undersigned informed consent form

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

48 participants in 2 patient groups

Mindful walking
Active Comparator group
Description:
A weekly 60 minutes walking group exercise program consisting of a combination of walking and mindfulness over 8 weeks.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Mindful walking program
Waiting group
No Intervention group

Trial contacts and locations

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