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Dancing for Better Aging: Evaluating the Impact of a Dance/Movement Therapy (D/MT) Program for Older Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02455258
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 27, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 27, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Louis Bherer, Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to empirically evaluate the impact of a Dance/Movement Therapy program adapted to older adults. Participants over 60 years old are enrolled in one of three groups: Dance/Movement Therapy, Aerobic Exercise or Waiting List (control group) for 12 weeks. The training groups occur 3 times a week for 1 hour each session. Physical condition, cognitive function, general health and lifestyle, and stress hormones are assessed at baseline, after 12 weeks and after 28 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aging Other: Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) Other: Aerobics Exercise (AE) Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Dancing for Better Aging: Evaluating the Impact of a Dance/Movement Therapy Program for Older Adults Through an Empirical Research Approach
Study Start Date : March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) Other: Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT)
Each DMT session follows a similar structure of Opening, Warm up, Development, Cool Down and Closure. Various themes dedicated to an aging population are addressed by the supervising dance/movement therapist through movement activities and using support material (i.e., props, music). This group is provided in a group setting of maximum 10 participants at a time and occurs 3 times per week for 1 hour each session over the course of 12 weeks.

Active Comparator: Aerobics Exercise (AE) Other: Aerobics Exercise (AE)
The aerobics exercise program is composed of warm up exercises followed by cardiovascular training on a recumbent bicycle. The intensity is set and progressively increased using each participants' individualized maximal aerobic power obtained in the baseline VO2 evaluation. This program respects the recommendations made by the American College of Sports Medicine and their adaptations for aging populations. Each session is supervised by a kinesiologist with 2 participants at a time. The training occurs 3 times per week for 1 hour each session over the course of 12 weeks.

No Intervention: Waiting List
This group is placed on a waiting list and asked to refrain from making any changes to their current lifestyle.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Z-score change on Cognitive Functioning [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    Assessment of executive functions, processing speed and memory


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Z-score change on Psychological Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    SF-12

  2. Z-score change on Psychological Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    Lubbens Social Network Scale

  3. Z-score change on Psychological Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    Mental Health Continuum

  4. Z-score change on Psychological Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile

  5. Z-score change on Psychological Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    State-Trait Anxiety Inventory

  6. Z-score change on Psychological Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    Depression Scale

  7. Z-score change on Dietary Screener Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 0,12 and 28 weeks ]
  8. Z-score change on Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) [ Time Frame: 0,12 and 28 weeks ]
  9. Z-score change on Brief Pain Inventory [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
  10. Z-score change on International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Urinary Incontinence ( ICIQ-UI) [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    Urinary Incontinence

  11. Z-score change on Physical Functioning [ Time Frame: 0,12 and 28 weeks ]
    Timed up and go

  12. Z-score change on Physical Functioning [ Time Frame: 0,12 and 28 weeks ]
    10m walk

  13. Z-score change on Physical Functioning [ Time Frame: 0,12 and 28 weeks ]
    Grip strength

  14. Z-score change on Physical Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    VO2 peak

  15. Z-score change on Physical Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    Bone density scanning (DEXA)

  16. Z-score change on Physical Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    BMI

  17. Z-score change on Physical Condition [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 28 weeks ]
    Rockport walking aerobic fitness test

  18. Z-score change on Physical Condition [ Time Frame: 0,12 and 28 weeks ]
    Anthropometric measures composite



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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged 60 years and older
  • sedentary or moderately sedentary (less than 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week)
  • have not participated in another similar study in the last year
  • have not been exposed to a dance or dance/movement therapy program in the past year
  • are not in a wheelchair
  • have not had surgery in the past year
  • have not smoked in the past 5 years
  • do not consume more than 2 glasses a day of alcohol
  • are not in treatment for major depression

Exclusion Criteria:

  • progressive neurological disorder
  • unstable medical conditions (unstable cardio illness in the past 6 months, cardiac or thyroid troubles or pituitary gland illness)
  • contraindication for moderate physical activity (major orthopaedic limitations)
  • suspicion of cognitive problems (score of 24 or less on the Mini-Mental State Examination)
  • large uncorrected perceptual limits
  • treatment of hormone therapy
  • uncontrolled hearing loss

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Locations
Canada, Quebec
IUGM
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal

Responsible Party: Louis Bherer, Researcher and Director of the Cognitive Health and Aging Research Lab (LESCA), Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02455258     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRIUGM
First Posted: May 27, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 27, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Keywords provided by Louis Bherer, Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal:
Inactivity