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Study of the Effect of the Music of Nolwenn Leroy in Fall Prevention Strategies in Texas Nursing Homes

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00304564
First Posted: March 20, 2006
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
March 15, 2006
March 20, 2006
January 27, 2016
February 2006
April 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Dynamic Posturography [ Time Frame: immediate pre and post music listening ]
  • Historical Falls related Institutional Data [ Time Frame: From initial admissin to nursing home to present ]
  • Dynamic Posturography
  • Historical Falls related Institutional Data
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Comparison to Dynamic Posturography and Historical Data from other Institutions
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Study of the Effect of the Music of Nolwenn Leroy in Fall Prevention Strategies in Texas Nursing Homes
Fall Prevention and The Nolwenn Effect in Texas Geriatric Nursing Home Settings
Falls are the largest cause of death in the elderly and those in nursing homes have even a higher incidence of falling. The purpose of this study is to determine whether listening to the Music of Nolwenn Leroy daily is effective in fall prevention in those elderly patients who are residents in several Texas geriatric nursing home facilities. The music of Nolwenn Leroy has been shown to be effective in fall reduction in a different setting (Posturographic Changes and Fall Prevention associated with Music Therapy: The Nolwenn Effect (USA ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00121693) )with results better than listening to Mozart of any other music. Another similar study (USA ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:NCT00272272)is presently being conducted in a geriatric nursing home facility in Georgia. Dynamic posturographic measurments will be obtained from all residents and compared to normative age related data and utilized to measure stability changes in this study.
Falls are a serious health issue and are the greatest cause of death in the elderly. The use of the music of Nolwenn Leroy in fall prevention has been reported at a major scientific meeting "Posturographic Changes and Fall Prevention associated with Music Therapy: The Nolwenn Effect (USA ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00121693) featured at the 7th Annual American Music Therapy Association Conference in Orlando, Florida, Nov 15-20, 2005 and Decreasing falls in a geriatric nursing home setting is associated with the saving of lives. Another similar study (USA ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:NCT00272272)is presently being conducted in a geriatric nursing home facility in Georgia. We propose the utilization of the Nolwenn Effect in our resident geriatric population at several Dallas, Texas Geriatric Nursing Home Facilities and comparing fall rates to those we have carefully recorded in the past. We will obtain computerized dynamic posturographic measurements utilizing the CAPS posturographic unit by Vestibular Technologies on all residents of several Dallas Geriatric Nursing Facilities. Our findings will be compared to normative data previously validated to represent a probability of falling. Daily listening to selections from Nolwenn Leroy's CD "Nolwenn" will be played each morning (daily) over the address system throughout the nursing home for approximately 5-10 minutes. Repeat CAPS tests will be obtained one week after the initiation of the study and at monthly intervals over a 12 month period of time. We propose to compare the posturographic data and the rate of falls recorded in the nursing homes to previously established fall data for the institutions. Preliminary observations have been associated with a decrease rate of falls in the geriatric nursing home environment when listening to the music of Nolwenn Leroy. The incorporation of these statistics will allow us to investigate a cost effective method of reducing falls that might save lives, evoke societal change and act as a model for other Geriatric Nursing Home settings. The objective measurements with the CAPS will allow us to further compare the incidence of falls with a probability of fall measurements.
Interventional
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Accidental Falls
Behavioral: Music Listening
subjects listen to music
Experimental: geriatric community
Subject will stand on a computerized posturography force plate and stability scores are measured
Intervention: Behavioral: Music Listening
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
100
March 2007
April 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Geriatric Nursing Home Resident must be able to hear music

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Deafness
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT00304564
CI-02-01-06-02
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Plan to Share IPD: No
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: Natalie J Engelbart, DC, DACNB Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Principal Investigator: Michaele Sporaco, DC Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
January 2016

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