Fall Prevention and Music Therapy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00121693
First received: July 15, 2005
Last updated: July 21, 2005
Last verified: July 2005

July 15, 2005
July 21, 2005
December 2003
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Pretest and posttest scores will be collected for ten treatment conditions at three post-treatment times (10 minutes, 1 week, and 1 month)
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Fall Prevention and Music Therapy
Posturographic Changes Associated With Music Therapy and Fall Prevention: The Nolwenn Effect

The purpose of this study is to determine whether listening to music will demonstrate changes in human postural stability and whether those changes might be useful in fall prevention strategies.

Falls are a serious health issue and are the greatest cause of death in the elderly. The use of music therapy in fall prevention has not been reported in the literature. This investigation will provide experimental support to the assumption that music therapy may prevent falls and that certain music can affect increases in postural stability using randomly selected subjects, validated posturography and a full experimental design.

Computer dynamic posturography (CDP) tests will provide stability scores in volunteer subjects who have had no previous history of falls or vertigo. Subjects will be randomized into several different music listening groups and one control group. Examiners will be blinded as to the music listened to and the outcome measurements. Subjects will be blinded as to their posturographic measurements. The music listening groups will be given a daily specific music listening task. CDP tests will be obtained 10 minutes, 1 week and 1 month after subject’s treatment. Music selection will include Mozart, Nolwenn Leroy and others suggested to change human stability.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Accidental Falls
  • Healthy
Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
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Completed
300
November 2004
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • No history of previous fall(s) or dizziness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of previous fall(s) or dizziness
Both
17 Years to 90 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00121693
CI-01-03
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Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
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Study Director: Frederick R Carrick, PhD, FACCN Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Principal Investigator: Elena Ogerro, PhD Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Principal Investigator: Guido Pagnacco, PhD Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
July 2005

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