Therapeutic Effects of Video Game Play Therapy on Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

Overview

The purpose of this study is to investigate the video game play therapy in patients with chronic low back pain.

Full Title of Study: “Therapeutic Effects of Video Game Play Therapy on Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain:Randomized-Controlled Clinical Trail”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: Single (Investigator)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: December 2014

Detailed Description

Understanding the short- and medium-term therapeutic effects of video game play therapy for patients with chronic low back pain.

Interventions

  • Other: interactive video game
    • short- and medium-term therapeutic effects
  • Other: therapeutic exercise
    • short- and medium-term therapeutic effects

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Active Comparator: interactive video game
    • Participants in interactive video game group receive six 20-min sessions of hot pack therapy combined 20-min of diathermy therapy over the low back followed by 15-min interactive video game intervention, for 3 times per week for a 2-week duration. Short- and medium-term therapeutic effects of interactive video game intervention for patients with chronic low back pain will be assessed.
  • Sham Comparator: therapeutic exercise
    • Participants received six 20-min sessions of hot pack therapy combined 20-min of diathermy therapy over the low back followed by 15-min supervised therapeutic exercise,for 3 times per week for a 2-week duration. short- and medium-term therapeutic effects of video game play therapy for patients with chronic low back pain will be evaluated.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Oswestry Disability Questionnaire
    • Time Frame: changes from baseline at one and three months after treatment

Secondary Measures

  • range of motion
    • Time Frame: changes from baseline at one and three months after treatment
  • Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
    • Time Frame: changes from baseline at one and three months after treatment
  • postural stability
    • Time Frame: changes from baseline at one and three months after treatment
    • postural stability, limits of stability, and fall risk measured by Biodex Stability System
  • Fear avoidance Behavior Questionnaire
    • Time Frame: changes from baseline at one and three months after treatment
  • physical activity
    • Time Frame: changes from baseline at one and three months after treatment
    • timed stairs climbing, 10-m walking, chair-rising time

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • chronic low back pain

Exclusion Criteria

1. low back pain accompanied by specific pathological conditions, such as infection, inflammation, fracture, or tumor

2. history of low back surgery with an implant

3. pregnancy of plans to become pregnant during the course of study

4. having received concurrent treatment for low back pain followed by another health care professional

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 20 Years

Maximum Age: 85 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Taipei Medical University
  • Collaborator
    • Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Ru-Lan Hsieh, MD, Associate Professor – Taipei Medical University
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Ru-Lan Hsieh, MD, Principal Investigator, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Ru-Lan Hsieh, MD, 886-2-28332211, M001052@ms.skh.org.tw

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