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Aquatic Exercise for Chronic Pain

Led By Nicholas Held, PhD
Research Sponsored by Dr. Nicholas Held
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Living with lower-extremity musculoskeletal chronic pain (>12 weeks)
Over the age of 18 years
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up through study completion, an average of 1 year
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Study Summary

This trial will show if aquatic exercise can help reduce chronic pain in military Veterans.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for Canadian Armed Forces Veterans over 18 years old who have been living with chronic pain in their lower body for more than 12 weeks. It's not suitable for those with short-term pain, cancer-related or neurological condition-associated pain, recent surgery or fractures, or medical conditions that make exercise unsafe.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study aims to test the effectiveness of aquatic exercise versus land-based exercise in managing chronic pain among military veterans. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of these two types of physical activity to compare outcomes.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
While specific side effects are not listed, general risks may include muscle soreness, joint discomfort, and potential exacerbation of pre-existing conditions due to physical activity involved in both aquatic and land-based exercises.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I have had chronic pain in my legs for more than 12 weeks.
I am over 18 years old.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~through study completion, an average of 1 year
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and through study completion, an average of 1 year for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Outcome measure completion rate
Recruitment rate
Retention rate
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Secondary outcome measures
Health-related quality of life
Pain interference
Pain severity
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Aquatic exerciseExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Exercise completed in a therapy pool with warm water that is matched to the active comparator.
Group II: Land-based exerciseActive Control1 Intervention
Traditional active exercise in an land-based setting (i.e., gym) has been shown to be effective in improving chronic pain management.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Dr. Nicholas HeldLead Sponsor
Queen's UniversityOTHER
365 Previous Clinical Trials
120,387 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Chronic Pain
91 Patients Enrolled for Chronic Pain
Nicholas Held, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorQueen's University

Media Library

Aquatic exercise Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05869617 — N/A
Chronic Pain Research Study Groups: Aquatic exercise, Land-based exercise
Chronic Pain Clinical Trial 2023: Aquatic exercise Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05869617 — N/A
Aquatic exercise 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05869617 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is the ultimate objective of this research endeavor?

"The primary outcome measured throughout the period of up to 12 months is participant retention rate. Moreover, pain severity, interference with daily activities and health-related quality of life are also evaluated via Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) questionnaire and EuroQol EQ-5D-5L tool respectively."

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What is the ceiling of enrollees for this clinical investigation?

"Indeed, data hosted on clinicaltrials.gov indicates that the research is actively receiving participants. This trial was first published on January 27th 2023 and has since been updated as of May 16th 2023. The study requires 30 individuals from one medical facility to participate."

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Are there vacancies for participants in this experiment?

"Affirmative. Reported on clinicaltrials.gov, the trial initiated recruitment of participants as of January 27th 2023 and was last modified on May 16th 2023."

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~6 spots leftby Sep 2024