Physical exercise intervention for Chronic Pain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA
Chronic Pain+2 More
Physical exercise intervention - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Pain is a very common and disabling symptom in Parkinson's disease, yet it is often untreated. This study will assess the impact of home-based physical and cognitive exercise interventions to reduce pain in this disease. This approach would offer an easily implemented and affordable way to encourage and maintain use of these interventions by patients virtually indefinitely through remote access technology. The study findings may help VA clinicians provide optimal care for the many Veterans with Parkinson's disease and chronic pain.

Eligible Conditions

  • Chronic Pain
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 3 months

3 months
Pain Severity

Trial Safety

Trial Design

4 Treatment Groups

Control group
1 of 4
Physical exercise intervention
1 of 4
Combined physical and cognitive exercise intervention
1 of 4
Cognitive exercise intervention
1 of 4
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

166 Total Participants · 4 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Physical exercise intervention · No Placebo Group · N/A

Physical exercise intervention
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Physical exercise intervention · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Combined physical and cognitive exercise interventionExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Physical exercise intervention, Cognitive exercise intervention · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral
Cognitive exercise intervention
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Cognitive exercise intervention · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Control group
Behavioral
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Health education · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Physical exercise intervention
2014
N/A
~450

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 3 months
Closest Location: VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA · Boston, MA
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2021First Recorded Clinical Trial
4 TrialsResearching Chronic Pain
61 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.