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Article: A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain.

TitleA randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain.
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Issue Date2005
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Spine, 2005, v. 30 n. 1, p. E1-7 How to Cite?
AbstractSTUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial with single-blind outcome assessments. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a neck exercise program in patients with chronic neck pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The effect of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain has been investigated in a number of studies. The efficacy is, however, questionable. METHODS: A total of 145 patients were randomly allocated into an exercise (n = 67) and a nonexercise (control) group (n = 78). Patients in the control group were given infrared irradiation and neck care advice. In addition to infrared irradiation and advice, patients in the exercise group had undergone an exercise program with activation of the deep neck muscles and dynamic strengthening of the neck muscles for 6 weeks. Subjective pain and disability and isometric neck muscle strength were measured at baseline, 6 weeks, and 6 months. Analysis was by intention-to-treat. RESULTS: At week 6, the exercise group had a significantly better improvement in disability score (P = 0.03), subjective report of pain (P = 0.01), and in isometric neck muscle strength (P = 0.57-0.00) in most of the directions than the control group. However, significant differences between the two groups were found only in the subjective report of pain and patient satisfaction at the 6-month follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: At week 6, patients with chronic neck pain can benefit from the neck exercise program with significant improvement in disability, pain, and isometric neck muscle strength in different directions. However, the effect of exercise was less favorable at 6 months.
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, TTen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:25:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:25:29Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.citationSpine, 2005, v. 30 n. 1, p. E1-7en_US
dc.identifier.issn1528-1159en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151616-
dc.description.abstractSTUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial with single-blind outcome assessments. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a neck exercise program in patients with chronic neck pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The effect of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain has been investigated in a number of studies. The efficacy is, however, questionable. METHODS: A total of 145 patients were randomly allocated into an exercise (n = 67) and a nonexercise (control) group (n = 78). Patients in the control group were given infrared irradiation and neck care advice. In addition to infrared irradiation and advice, patients in the exercise group had undergone an exercise program with activation of the deep neck muscles and dynamic strengthening of the neck muscles for 6 weeks. Subjective pain and disability and isometric neck muscle strength were measured at baseline, 6 weeks, and 6 months. Analysis was by intention-to-treat. RESULTS: At week 6, the exercise group had a significantly better improvement in disability score (P = 0.03), subjective report of pain (P = 0.01), and in isometric neck muscle strength (P = 0.57-0.00) in most of the directions than the control group. However, significant differences between the two groups were found only in the subjective report of pain and patient satisfaction at the 6-month follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: At week 6, patients with chronic neck pain can benefit from the neck exercise program with significant improvement in disability, pain, and isometric neck muscle strength in different directions. However, the effect of exercise was less favorable at 6 months.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSpineen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAnalgesics - Therapeutic Useen_US
dc.subject.meshChronic Diseaseen_US
dc.subject.meshDisability Evaluationen_US
dc.subject.meshExercise Therapy - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIsometric Contractionen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshNeck Muscles - Physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshNeck Pain - Drug Therapy - Rehabilitation - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshPain Measurementen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf Medicationen_US
dc.subject.meshSick Leaveen_US
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_US
dc.titleA randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ:hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume30en_US
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