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The Use of Music Therapy in the Prevention of Falls

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00121693
First Posted: July 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
  Purpose
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.

Condition Intervention Phase
Accidental Falls Healthy Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music) Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Posturographic Changes Associated With Music Therapy and Fall Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pretest and posttest scores will be collected for ten treatment conditions at three post-treatment times (10 minutes, 1 week, and 1 month) [ Time Frame: Immediate pre and post balance testing ]
    balance testing before and after listening to music


Enrollment: 266
Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Music Listening 1
Intervention: Listen to Music type 1
Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
Listening to Music
Experimental: Music Listening 2
Intervention: Listen to Music type 2
Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
Listening to Music
Experimental: Music LIstening 3
Intervention: Listen to Music type 3
Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
Listening to Music
No Intervention: Control
Intervention: Listen to White noise

Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 90 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No history of previous fall(s) or dizziness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of previous fall(s) or dizziness
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00121693


Locations
United States, Florida
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States, 32920
Sponsors and Collaborators
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Investigators
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
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Prinicipal Investigator, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00121693     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CI-01-03
First Submitted: July 15, 2005
First Posted: July 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies:
Fall prevention
posturography
music therapy