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Naturopathic Care for Low Back Pain: a randomised controlled trial
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN41920953
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title Naturopathic Care for Low Back Pain: a randomised controlled trial
Scientific title
Acronym NCLBP
Serial number at source LBPT01
Study hypothesis Will naturopathic care including acupuncture, diet counselling, and deep breathing be equally or more effective than a physiotherapy equivalent?
Lay summary
Ethics approval Internal Review Board of The Canandian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Obtained in January 2005.
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment Canada
Disease/condition/study domain Chronic low back pain
Participants - inclusion criteria 1. Mentally competent volunteers 18 to 65, male or female
2. Low back pain of more than six weeks duration
3. Normal on physical examination at the pre-study physical
Participants - exclusion criteria 1. History of spinal operations
2. Current history of herniated disk
3. Current history of systemic rheumatological disease, ankylosing spondylitis, tumors, infection
4. Pregnancy
Anticipated start date 01/01/2005
Anticipated end date 01/09/2005
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 75
Interventions Active: acupuncture, dietary counseling, relaxation exercises
Control: education on physiotherapy exercises
Primary outcome measure(s) Oswestry, Roland and Morris Disability Questionnaire
Secondary outcome measure(s) 1. Short Form health survey (SF-36)
2. Spinal Forward Flexion
3. Medication and adjunctive treatment usage
Sources of funding 1. Canada Post Corporation
2. Canadian Union of Postal Workers
3. The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Trial website
Publications Results on http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0000919
Contact name Dr  Edward  Mills
  Address Department of Clinical Epidemiology
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
1255 Sheppard Ave. E.
  City/town Toronto
  Zip/Postcode M2K 1E2
  Country Canada
Sponsor The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Canada)
  Address 1255 Sheppard Ave E.
  City/town Toronto
  Zip/Postcode M2K 1E2
  Country Canada
  Sponsor website: http://www.ccnm.edu/
Date applied 19/12/2006
Last edited 19/09/2007
Date ISRCTN assigned 16/01/2007
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