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Effects of core stability training (CST) on physical performance and knee jerk reflex in army male rugby players in Sri Lanka

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SLCTR Registration Number

SLCTR/2019/036


Date of Registration

07 Oct 2019

The date of last modification

Oct 08, 2019



Application Summary


Scientific Title of Trial

Effects of core stability training (CST) on physical performance and knee jerk reflex in army male rugby players in Sri Lanka


Public Title of Trial

Effects of core stability training (CST) added to regular training on physical performance and knee jerk reflex among army male rugby players in Sri Lanka- Randomized Controlled Trial


Disease or Health Condition(s) Studied

Core stability in Rugby Players


Scientific Acronym

None


Public Acronym

None


Brief title

None


Universal Trial Number

U1111-1238-9204


Any other number(s) assigned to the trial and issuing authority

2018/P/071 (Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna)


Trial Details


What is the research question being addressed?

Does core stability training added to regular training improve physical performance and affect knee jerk reflex in army male rugby players in Sri Lanka?


Type of study

Interventional


Study design

Allocation

Randomized controlled trial


Masking

Single blinded : Outcome assessors


Control

Standard therapy/practice


Assignment

Parallel


Purpose

Other


Study Phase

Not Applicable


Intervention(s) planned

Study setting: sports village, army cantonment, Panagoda.

Participants meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria will be allocated to the two study arms using a computer generated random number table.

Principal investigator will know the participants of intervention and control groups but data collectors will be blinded.

The intervention group will complete a core stability training programme as follows: 10 minutes of warm up, 5 minutes of stretches and 30 minutes of core stability exercises (Basic Plank, One arm plank, Side Plank, One arm side plank, Supine Bridge, Single leg supine bridge, Abdominal crunch, Russian twist, Split leg scissors). Core stability training program will be conducted 3 days per week for a 12-week period during week days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). The intervention group will also carry out their normal rugby training as usual during the intervention period. Principal investigator will do the training for rugby players in the intervention groups with the help of the trainer and the coach.

Training for the two groups will be conducted in two different locations.

Same trainer will train both groups. Trainers and coaches will be educated on the purpose of the study and specific advices will be given to them to avoid the control group from following the core stability training exercises which are being conducted on the intervention group.

The control group will only follow the normal rugby training programme which includes, aerobic fitness training, resistance training (for strength and power development), speed and agility sessions, along with skills and tactical development sessions.


Inclusion criteria

  1. Age 20 to 35 years.
  2. Males
  3. National level healthy adult rugby players from Sri Lanka Army rugby team competing in national events
  4. Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of rugby

Exclusion criteria

  1. Participants who are suffering from any physical injuries at the time of recruitment.

  2. Individuals who are on treatment for diabetes mellitus or hypertension.



Primary outcome(s)

1.
  1. Change in core stability and physical performance tests and the knee jerk time and angle using the i. Back extensor test ii. Abdominal fatigue test iii. Right Side bridge test iv. Left Side bridge test Maximum holding time will be measured in seconds in each test mentioned below.
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[At baseline and after completion of 36 training sessions (12 weeks)]

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2.
  1. Changes in speed using 40 m run test. Speed will be measured by Kmh-1
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[At baseline and after completion of 36 training sessions (12 weeks)]

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3.
  1. Changes in agility using agility T test. Agility will be measured by ‘seconds’ takes to perform Agility T test.
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[At baseline and after completion of 36 training sessions (12 weeks)]

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4.
  1. Changes in upper body explosive power using 3 kg medicine ball put test. 3 kg medicine ball put test will be measured by meters (m)
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[At baseline and after completion of 36 training sessions (12 weeks)]

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5.
  1. Changes in lower body explosive power using vertical jump test. Vertical jump height will be measured by meters (m).
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[At baseline and after completion of 36 training sessions (12 weeks)]

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6.
  1. Changes in knee jerk reflex using quadriceps tendon reflex angle Angle – will be measured in degrees Time – will be measured in seconds
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[At baseline and after completion of 36 training sessions (12 weeks)]

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Secondary outcome(s)

1.

None

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Target number/sample size

76 (38 in each group)


Countries of recruitment

Sri Lanka


Anticipated start date

2019-10-07


Anticipated end date

2019-12-23


Date of first enrollment


Date of study completion


Recruitment status

Pending


Funding source

Investigator funded


Regulatory approvals

Not Applicable



State of Ethics Review Approval


Status

Approved


Date of Approval

2019-03-19


Approval number

2018/P/071


Details of Ethics Review Committee

Name: Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna
Institutional Address:Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna. P.O. Box 70, Galle, Sri Lanka.
Telephone:+940912234801 Ext: 161
Email: ethics@med.ruh.ac.lk

Contact & Sponsor Information


Contact person for Scientific Queries/Principal Investigator

SADCS Senavirathna
Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.
0112057062/0112622995
+94772779984

chamilaphysio4@gmail.com
http://www.kdu.ac.lk/faculty-of-allied-health-sciences/

Contact Person for Public Queries

Sampath Gunawardena
Professor
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna.
0912246871
+94714160258
0912222314
sampathgu@yahoo.com, sampath@med.ruh.ac.lk
www.medi.ruh.ac.lk


Primary study sponsor/organization

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Kandawala Road, Rathmalana, Sri Lanka.
+94-11-2622502
Fax: +94-11-2638460
kdudefence@kdu.ac.lk
http://www.kdu.ac.lk/

Secondary study sponsor (If any)

None





Trial Completion details


Do the investigators plan to share identified individual clinical trial participant-level data (IPD)?

No


IPD sharing plan description

Not applicable


Study protocol available

No


Protocol version and date

Not Available


Protocol URL

Not Available


Results summary available

No


Date of posting results


Date of study completion


Final sample size


Date of first publication


Link to results


Brief summary of results