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Neuroanatomical and Functional Changes in Response to an Intensive Balance Training

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03056430
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 17, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether intensive slackline training improves spatial orientation abilities, balancing skills and causes neuroplasticity in related brain cortical regions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spatial Orientation Balance Behavioral: Training Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Repeated-measures, 2 groups * 2 timepoints
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Neuroanatomical and Functional Changes in Response to an Intensive Balance Training
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : December 31, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Training Group 1
Slackline training
Behavioral: Training
Experimental: Training Group 2
Slackline training
Behavioral: Training



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from Baseline at 1 and 3 months in Balance Tests score [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1 month post-test, 3 months post-test ]
  2. Change from Baseline at 1 and 3 months in Spatial Orientation Tests score [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1 month post-test, 3 months post-test ]
  3. Change from Baseline at 1 and 3 months in voxel-wise morphometric brain analysis [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1 month post-test, 3 months post-test ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No previous slacklining or related experience, 18-30 years of age, good or corrected to good vision

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries/diseases that significantly reduce one's ability to perform slacklining training, systemic diseases (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, metabolic...)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03056430


Locations
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Germany
DZNE
Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, 39120
Sponsors and Collaborators
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Notger Müller, Prof. Dr. German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
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Responsible Party: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03056430    
Other Study ID Numbers: MD038
First Posted: February 17, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2020
Last Verified: March 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE):
MRI, Neuroplasticity, Balance, Spatial orientation, Hippocampus, Slacklining