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Fall Prevention Strategies Including Music and Posturography

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00368511
First Posted: August 24, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2008
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Information provided by:
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
  Purpose
We propose to obtain computerized dynamic posturography scores on patients in a (psycho)geriatric nursing home utilizing the CAPS system from Vestibular Technology. This instrument has been validated to measure human stability and is associated with a Fall Probability percentage. Subjects will be asked to stand on a platform with eyes open and closed for approximately 30 seconds. The data obtained will be utilized as a base for change which can be compared to an outcome of music listening and fall prevention. Previous investigations have demonstrated a decrease in fall rates associated with music listening. We would like to measure the changes in human stability associated with a potential decrease in fall rates. We would also like to use the history of falls of the tested individuals if available. In case fall statistics are available we respectfully request access to all falls data available from the involved geriatric nursing home . The falls data will be kept confidential and only used as a control statistic in our evaluation of fall rates after implementation of our applications. The music used will include Nolwenn Leroy, Mozart and other Dutch and French Singers.

Condition Intervention Phase
Fall Prevention Procedure: Music Listening Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Nolwenn Effect in Geriatric Nursing Homes in the Netherlands

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Further study details as provided by Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Historical Falls Data [ Time Frame: Historical ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Primary Completion Date: March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 1
Listening to music and posture changes
Procedure: Music Listening
Listen to music and posture measurements

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be a full time in patient in a geriatric hospital in Holland

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All others
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00368511


Locations
Netherlands
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies-Gouda Netherlands
Gouda, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Investigators
Study Director: Roland Blaauw, DC, DABCN Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Principal Investigator: Arjan Kuipers, DC, DABCN Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Principal Investigator: Marko Blanker, MD, PhD Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Study Chair: Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, FICC Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Roland Blaauw, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00368511     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CI-09-06-01
First Submitted: August 23, 2006
First Posted: August 24, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies:
Fall Prevention
Dynamic Posturography
Nolwenn Effect
Music Listening