Dance Therapy and Obesity

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2011 by University Hospital, Geneva.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lara Allet, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01451892
First received: October 5, 2011
Last updated: October 14, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
  Purpose

Title:

The effect of dance-therapy on the functional capacity, body image and quality of life of patients with advanced obesity

Project duration:

33 months (August 2010 to June 2013)

Clinical context:

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions. The gait and balance problems in obese people and the associated decreased functional capacity and risk of falling highlight the need to evaluate the benefits of specific treatments on these problems. Attention should be paid not only to metabolic management but also to the physical rehabilitation required in cases of advanced obesity.

Objectives:

The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of dance-therapy on functional capacity (walking ability, postural control and physical activity level), body image and quality of life of patients with advanced obesity.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Other: Dance Therapy
Other: patient education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Dance Therapy on the Functional Capacity of Patients With Advanced Obesity

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Geneva:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in comfortable gait speed [ Time Frame: 0, 36 weeks, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in functional capacities [ Time Frame: 0, 36 weeks, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    • Change in cadence during normal gait(steps per minute)
    • Change in stride length during normal gait (meters)
    • Change in stride to stride variability during normal gait
    • Change in postural control: Displacement of the centre of pressure (COP) while standing on a stable and unstable surface
    • Change in functional parameters: Increase in maximal walking distance covered in 6 minutes (meters)
    • Change in required time to realize the Timed Up and Go Test (seconds)
    • Change in the Physical Activity Level and Total Energy expenditure


Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dance therapy
overweight individuals participating in a patient education program for obese people combined with specific dance-therapy
Other: Dance Therapy
overweight individuals participating in a patient education program for obese people combined with specific dance-therapy
Active Comparator: Education
overweight individuals participating in a patient education ambulatory program for obese people
Other: patient education
overweight individuals participating in a patient education program

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Person with obesity (BMI ≥ 30)
  • Aged > 18 years old
  • Being able to walk 10 meters without a walking aid

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Foot ulcer at the moment of data acquisition
  • Orthopaedic, surgical or neurological (other than diabetic neuropathy ) problems which af-fect patient's gait
  • Non diabetic neuropathy (Charcot, chronic alcohol consumption, thyroid dysfunction)
  • Mental diseases interfering with group therapies
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01451892

Contacts
Contact: Alain Golay, MD 0041223729704 lara.allet@hcuge.ch

Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital Recruiting
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Lara Allet, Principal Investigator, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01451892     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-072, 13DPD6_132361/1
Study First Received: October 5, 2011
Last Updated: October 14, 2011
Health Authority: Geneva: University Hospitals

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Geneva:
Obesity
dance
gait
balance
posture
dance therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

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