Therapist treated massage for Osteoarthritis

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Osteoarthritis+5 MoreTherapist treated massage - Other
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial aims to study whether massage is an effective, safe, affordable, and accessible treatment for Veterans with chronic neck pain.

Eligible Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Pain

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: baseline, 1,3 and 6 month outcomes

3 month
Month 6
Brief pain inventory (BPI)
Medical outcomes study Veterans RAND 36 Item Health Survey (VR-36) (modified from Medical Outcomes Study SF-36)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Wait list control (WL-C)
1 of 2
Therapist treated massage (TT-M)
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

366 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Therapist treated massage · No Placebo Group · N/A

Therapist treated massage (TT-M)
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Therapist treated massage · Intervention Types: Other
Wait list control (WL-C)NoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Wait list control (WL-C) · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline, 1,3 and 6 month outcomes

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,485 Previous Clinical Trials
2,741,853 Total Patients Enrolled
21 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
3,194 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis
Matthew J. Bair, MD MSPrincipal InvestigatorRichard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
4 Previous Clinical Trials
3,288 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

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