Harmonica Playing Improves Quality of Life in Patients With COPD
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03442140|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 22, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 23, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|COPD||Other: Harmonica playing||Not Applicable|
Subjects will be consented and evaluated prior to beginning the Harmonica Training. Subjects will undergo spirometry testing, six minute walk testing and inspiratory capacity, inspiratory and expiratory respiratory muscle strength will be measured. A music therapist will evaluate their ability to assess the participant's ability to play the harmonica and offer assistance during the training. Subjects will complete a self-reported depression, shortness of breath, and quality of life questionnaire. All evaluations and questionnaires will be completed before and after the 12 week program and six months after the training program.
They will be trained to play the Harmonica and practice as a group during a twelve week program, for one hour a day, one day a week with the Instructors, one is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and the other is a music therapist, who will evaluate their ability and offer assistance. The music therapist will meet individually with each study participant at the beginning of the study to assess participants' harmonica playing ability.
They are required to practice at home (individually) in between classes for 30 minutes five days a week outside the formal training hour with the group. They may use oxygen as prescribed by their physician during the training. The training booklet includes information to help the subject with COPD understand how this program is designed to help them. They will also be given instructions on how to clean the harmonica and infection control measures to use during the program to prevent infections that could occur using the harmonica.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||15 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Harmonica Playing Improves Inspiratory and Expiratory Muscle Strength, Reduces Shortness of Breath With Activity, and Improves Quality of Life in Patients With COPD|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 1, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 1, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 1, 2018|
Patients who completed the Baylor Martha Foster Lung Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at least six months ago will participate in the 12-week harmonica program
Other: Harmonica playing
Patients will play the harmonica for up to 6 months
- Reduction in Shortness of Breath [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Change 6-minute walk test and spirometry from baseline to 12 weeks and 6 months.
- Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Change in self-reported measures on quality of life questionnaires.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03442140
|United States, Texas|
|Baylor University Medical Center|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246|