The Use of Music Therapy in the Prevention of Falls

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00121693
First received: July 15, 2005
Last updated: January 26, 2016
Last verified: January 2016

July 15, 2005
January 26, 2016
December 2003
September 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
balance testing before and after listening to music
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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The Use of Music Therapy in the Prevention of Falls
Posturographic Changes Associated With Music Therapy and Fall Prevention
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
Phase 0
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Accidental Falls
  • Healthy
Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
Listening to Music
  • Experimental: Music Listening 1
    Intervention: Listen to Music type 1
    Intervention: Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
  • Experimental: Music Listening 2
    Intervention: Listen to Music type 2
    Intervention: Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
  • Experimental: Music LIstening 3
    Intervention: Listen to Music type 3
    Intervention: Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
  • No Intervention: Control
    Intervention: Listen to White noise
Carrick FR, Oggero E, Pagnacco G. Posturographic changes associated with music listening. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jun;13(5):519-26.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
266
October 2006
September 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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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Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
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
January 2016

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