Trial document





This trial has been registered retrospectively.
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  DRKS00015294

Trial Description

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Title

Requirements Analysis of Virtual Reality Pain Therapy for Geriatric Patients with Chronic Back Pain

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Trial Acronym

VAF

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URL of the Trial

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Brief Summary in Lay Language

The subject of the study is the collection of requirements for a virtual reality pain therapy system for geriatric back pain patients.
The planned study is part of the BMBF-funded joint project "Virtual Reality in Pain Therapy (ViRST) - Concept for physiotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic pain therapy using immersive virtual reality". By using and connecting current technologies of virtual reality (VR) and sensor technology, an innovative pain therapy concept will be developed in the project.

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Brief Summary in Scientific Language

Objectives of the study:
• Identification of individual technical and non-technical requirements and requirements for a virtual reality pain therapy system in the target group of geriatric subjects with chronic back pain.
• Investigation of physical and psychological burdens of elderly people with chronic back pain.

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Organizational Data

  •   DRKS00015294
  •   2018/10/12
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  •   yes
  •   Approved
  •   EA4/055/18, Ethik-Kommission der Charité -Universitätsmedizin Berlin-
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Secondary IDs

  •   U1111-1219-7539 
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Health Condition or Problem studied

  •   M54 -  Dorsalgia
  •   chronic back pain
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Interventions/Observational Groups

  •   Semi-structured, guided interviews will be conducted among the cohort with geriatric chronic back pain patients. Evaluation by means of qualitative content analysis.
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Characteristics

  •   Non-interventional
  •   Other
  •   Single arm study
  •   Open (masking not used)
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  •   Uncontrolled/Single arm
  •   Prevention
  •   Single (group)
  •   II
  •   N/A
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Primary Outcome

Collecting requirements for a virtual reality pain therapy system for a multimodal pain therapy of elderly people with chronic back pain using qualitative content analysis.

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Secondary Outcome

- What are possible individual factors influencing the pain?
- Where are the most common problems with back pain exercises?

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Countries of Recruitment

  •   Germany
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Locations of Recruitment

  • University Medical Center 
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Recruitment

  •   Actual
  •   2018/05/16
  •   10
  •   Monocenter trial
  •   National
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Inclusion Criteria

  •   Both, male and female
  •   65   Years
  •   no maximum age
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Additional Inclusion Criteria

Geriatric patients with chronic back pain longer than 6 months
• ≥ 65 years
• No cognitive impairments
• Independent mobility
• Able to perform exercises actively
• No spinal malignancies, spondylitis and spondylozdiscitis, fibromyalgia
• No disc surgery in medical history
• No strong vestibular restrictions that affect balance ability

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Exclusion Criteria

Patients with chronic back pain shorter than 6 months
• <65 years
• cognitive impairments
• immobility or mobility only possible with help
• Sensory and / or motor failures
• Unable to do exercises actively
• spinal malignancies, spondylitis and spondylozdiscitis, fibromyalgia
• Disc surgery in medical history
• strong vestibular constraints that affect balance ability

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Addresses

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    • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    • Charitéplatz 1
    • 10117  Berlin
    • Germany
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    • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Forschungsgruppe Geriatrie
    • Ms.  Rebecca  Dahms 
    • Reinickendorfer Str. 61
    • 13347  Berlin
    • Germany
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    • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Forschungsgruppe Geriatrie
    • Ms.  Rebecca  Dahms 
    • Reinickendorfer Str. 61
    • 13347  Berlin
    • Germany
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Sources of Monetary or Material Support

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    • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung Dienstsitz Bonn
    • Heinemannstr. 2
    • 53175  Bonn
    • Germany
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Status

  •   Recruiting complete, follow-up complete
  •   2018/05/28
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Trial Publications, Results and other Documents

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