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The effectiveness of wet-cupping for nonspecific low back pain
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IRCT registration number : Irct registration number : IRCT138707161310N1
Date registered :
Registration timing : Registration while recruiting
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Recruitment status : Recruitment complete
Expected recruitment start date : 2008-05-14
Expected recruitment end date : 2009-05-14
   
Scientific title : The effectiveness of wet-cupping for nonspecific low back pain
Summary :

Objectives To determine the efficacy of wet-cupping for treating persistent nonspecific low back pain. Inclusion criteria included: (a) lower back pain persisting for 4 weeks or more;(b) age 17–68 years; and; (c) current episode of low back pain having at least a 4-week duration. Exclusion criteria included possible spinal pathology (e.g., carcinoma), severe or progressive motor weakness or central disc prolapse, pending litigation (e.g., workplace injury), bleeding disorders (e.g., hemophilia), and current treatment with wet-cupping. In total, 98 patients aged 17–68 years with nonspecific low back pain; 48 were randomly assigned to experimental group and 50 to the control group. Patients in the experimental group were offered to the wet-cupping service and the control group received usual care. Main outcome measures: Three outcomes assessed at baseline and again 3 months following intervention: the McGill Present Pain Index, Oswestry Pain Disability Index, and the Medication Quantification Scale.

   
Public title : The effectiveness of wet-cupping for nonspecific low back pain in Iran: A randomized controlled trial
Purpose : Treatment
Inclusion/exclusion criteria : Inclusion criteria included: (a) lower back pain persisting for 4 weeks or more; (b) age 17–68 years; and (c) current episode of low back pain having at least a 4-week duration. Exclusion criteria included possible spinal pathology (e.g., carcinoma), severe or progressive motor weakness or central disc prolapse, pending litigation (e.g., workplace injury), bleeding disorders (e.g., hemophilia), and current treatment with wet-cupping.
Minimum age : Year: 17         
Maximum age : Year: 68         
Gender : Both male and female
   
Health condition table is empty1 : Low Back Pain
   
Intervention/Control1 intervantion: Wet-cupping, Control: drug, rest, physiotherapy
   
Primary outcome measure1: Low Back Pain
Primary outcome time point At baseline and 3 months following intervention
Primary outcome method of measurement the McGill Present Pain Index
   
Secondary outcome measure 1 : Disability
Secondary outcome time point At baseline and again 3 months following intervention
Secondary outcome method of measurement Oswestry Pain Disability Index
Secondary outcome measure 2 : Medication
Secondary outcome time point At baseline and again 3 months following intervention
Secondary outcome method of measurement Medication Quantification Scale.
Trial phase : 3
Target sample size : 98
Randomization : randomized
Blinding : Not blinded
Placebo : not used
Assignment : Parallel
Other design features :
   
Centre name 1 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Contact person's name Dr. Habiballah khazaie
Country Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Contact details : Deputy of Research, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Kermanshah
Kermanshah
6718818838
00988318384185

00988318360016
ha_khazaie@yahoo.com
www.kums.ac.ir
   
Ethics committee name 1 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Date approved 2008-03-03
Reference number 87009
Contact details : Kermanshah, Iran
Kermanshah
Kermanshah,
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
   
Sponsor 1 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Contact person's name Dr. Nourizad
Contact details : Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Kermanshah
Kermanshah
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

00988318384185
+989188581019

info-jivr@kums.ac.ir
www.kums.ac.ir
   
Person responsible for general inquiries
Dr. Khosro Farhadi
Affiliated Organization name Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Position/degree Chair of Anesthesiology Department,
Contact details : Chair of Anesthesiology Department, Imam Reza hospital
Kermanshah
Kermanshah
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
00988314276326
00989183312988
kh_farhady@yahoo.com
www.emamreza-kermanshah-hospital.ir; www.kums.ac.ir
   
Person responsible for scientific inquiries
Alireza Ahmadi
Affiliated Organization name Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Position / degree Resident of Anesthesiology
Contact details : Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Imam Reza Hospital, Anesthesiology Departement
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
6718818838
+98 831 7240890
+98 918 8581019
ahmadiar1012@yahoo.com
   
Person responsible for updating data
Alireza Ahmadi
Affiliated Organization name Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Position / degree Resident of Anesthesiology
Contact details : Department of Anesthesiology, Imam Reza Hospital
Kermanshah
Kermanshah
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
   
Registered by : Alireza  Ahmadi
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Imam Reza Hospital
Kermanshah
Kermanshah
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Phone: 00988417240890
Fax: 00988418360016
info-jivr@kums.ac.ir