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Title: A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of intermittent cervical traction for patients with chronic neck pain
Authors: Chiu, TTW
Ng, JKF 
Walther-Zhang, B
Lin, RJH
Ortelli, L
Chua, SK
Keywords: Controlled clinical trial
Neck pain
Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Clinical rehabilitation, 2011, v. 25, no. 9, p. 814-822 How to cite?
Journal: Clinical rehabilitation 
Abstract: Objective: To investigate the efficacy of intermittent cervical traction in the treatment of chronic neck pain over a 12-week follow-up.Design: A randomized controlled trial.Setting: Hospital-based outpatient practice.Subjects: Seventy-nine patients with chronic neck pain.Interventions: Subjects were randomly assigned to either experimental group (n=39, mean age=50.59.8) or control group (n=40, mean age=48.89.1). Experimental group received intermittent cervical traction and control group received infrared irradiation alone; twice a week over a period of six weeks.Outcome measurements: The values of Chinese version of the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire (NPQ), verbal numerical pain scale (VNPS), and cervical active range of motion (AROM) were measured at baseline, six-week and 12-week follow-up.Results: No significant differences were found between the two groups in the NPQ (P>0.05), VNPS (P>0.05) and AROM (P>0.05).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/26136
ISSN: 0269-2155
EISSN: 1477-0873
DOI: 10.1177/0269215511399590
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