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Dance Therapy and Obesity

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01451892
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lara Allet, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Other: Dance Therapy Other: patient education Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Dance Therapy on the Functional Capacity of Patients With Advanced Obesity
Study Start Date : July 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
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



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in comfortable gait speed [ Time Frame: 0, 36 weeks, 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in functional capacities [ Time Frame: 0, 36 weeks, 6 months ]
    • 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



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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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Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: 13DPD6_132361/1 )
First Posted: October 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Keywords provided by Lara Allet, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland:
Obesity
dance
gait
balance
posture
dance therapy

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