TaiChi or Hydrotherapy for People with Osteoarthritis of the Hip(s) or Knee(s). - Article Degenerative Joint Disease; Osteoarthritis arthritis
Clinical Trial: TaiChi or Hydrotherapy for People with Osteoarthritis of the Hip(s) or Knee(s).
This study has been completed.
|Osteoarthritis, Hip |
| Behavior: Tai Chi classes |
Behavior: Hydrotherapy classes
MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoarthritis
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment, Randomized, Single Blind, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Efficacy Study
Secondary Outcomes: General health status (SF-36); Psychological well being (DASS); Patient global assessment (100mm VAS).; Physical performance: 50ft walktime, stair time.
Expected Total Enrollment: 150
Study start: February 2004; Study completion: December 2005
Last follow-up: October 2005; Data entry closure: November 2005
- Symptomatic osteoarthritis of the hip(s) or knee(s) according to ACR clinical and radiographic (hip) criteria.
- Currently participating in recreational physical activity more than twice a week.
- Unable to walk indoors for more than 10 minutes without a walking aid.
- Unable to exercise at a moderate level due to major co-morbidity.
- Incontinent, afraid of water or uncontrolled epilepsy.
- Low back pain referring to limbs.
- Joint replacement surgery in past year.
- Arthroscopic surgery or intra-articular injections in knee or hip in past 3 months.
Australia, New South Wales
St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, 2217, Australia
Marlene H Fransen, PhD MPH, Principal Investigator, The George Institute, University of Sydney
John Edmonds, MB, BS, Study Chair, St George Hospital, University of NSW
Last Updated: August 1, 2005
Record first received: July 25, 2005
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00123994
Health Authority: Australia: Human Research Ethics Committee
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on 2005-08-02