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Exercise therapy for patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS): a randomised clinical trial in general practice and sports medicine
ISRCTN ISRCTN83938749
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN83938749
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Public title Exercise therapy for patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS): a randomised clinical trial in general practice and sports medicine
Scientific title
Acronym PEX-study
Serial number at source 945-04-356
Study hypothesis 1. What is the effectiveness of advice and information by the physician in combination with supervised exercise therapy in patients with PFPS in general practice and sports clinics compared to advice and information by the physician only?
2. What is the cost-effectiveness of advice and information by the physician in combination with supervised exercise therapy in patients with PFPS in general practice and sports clinics compared to advice and information by the physician only?
Lay summary
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment Netherlands
Disease/condition/study domain Patello-femoral pain syndrome
Participants - inclusion criteria Patients with patello-femoral pain syndrome aged 15-40 years
Participants - exclusion criteria 1. Prior exercise therapy
2. Other knee problems (trauma, surgery, etc.)
Anticipated start date 01/04/2005
Anticipated end date 03/06/2007
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 136
Interventions 6 + 6 weeks exercise therapy (standardised) with initial supervison of physical therapist plus advice and information by the physician versus advice and information by the physician only
Primary outcome measure(s) 1. Level of pain
2. Knee function
3. Subjective improvement
Secondary outcome measure(s) Cost-utility (economical evaluation)
Sources of funding Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) project number 945-04-356
Trial website
Publications 1. 2006 protocol in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16545120
2. 2009 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19843565
Contact name Dr  Sita  Bierma-Zeinstra
  Address Erasmus MC - University Medical Center Rotterdam
Dr Molewaterplein 50
Kamer FF 320
  City/town Rotterdam
  Zip/Postcode 3015 GE
  Country Netherlands
Sponsor Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)
  Address Postbus 93245
  City/town Den Haag
  Zip/Postcode 2509 AE
  Country Netherlands
  Sponsor website: http://www.zonmw.nl
Date applied 16/07/2005
Last edited 26/10/2009
Date ISRCTN assigned 21/10/2005
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