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The Use of Music Therapy in the Prevention of Falls

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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
  Purpose
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.

Condition Intervention Phase
Accidental Falls
Healthy
Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Posturographic Changes Associated With Music Therapy and Fall Prevention

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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


Enrollment: 266
Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Music Listening 1
Intervention: Listen to Music type 1
Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
Listening to Music
Experimental: Music Listening 2
Intervention: Listen to Music type 2
Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
Listening to Music
Experimental: Music LIstening 3
Intervention: Listen to Music type 3
Behavioral: Music therapy (listening to specific music)
Listening to Music
No Intervention: Control
Intervention: Listen to White noise

Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 90 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No history of previous fall(s) or dizziness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of previous fall(s) or dizziness
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00121693

Locations
United States, Florida
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States, 32920
Sponsors and Collaborators
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Investigators
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
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Prinicipal Investigator, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00121693     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CI-01-03 
Study First Received: July 15, 2005
Last Updated: January 26, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies:
Fall prevention
posturography
music therapy

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on December 07, 2016