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An Injury Prevention Program for Professional Ballet

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04110002
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 1, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joshua D Harris, MD, The Methodist Hospital System

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of an injury prevention program for professional ballet dancers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Accidents Sports Injury Prevention Behavioral: Injury Prevention Program Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 52 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: 2 arm: randomized to injury prevention protocol or control group
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Injury Prevention Program for Professional Ballet: a Randomized Controlled Investigation
Actual Study Start Date : July 15, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 1, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : August 1, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Injury Prevention Program
Those allocated to the injury prevention program will be instructed on the program, the added exercises, and the additional time commitment.
Behavioral: Injury Prevention Program
No Intervention: Control
The control group will practice and perform with no change to pre-existing years' standard operating practice.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of Injury [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Number of injuries sustained and reported per subject during the 1 year study. Data will be aggregated according to arm of study to ascertain the rate of injury for each group.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Turn-out degrees [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Turn-out degree values to measure flexibility and strength. Turnout is the sum of hip rotation, tibial torsion, and contributions from the foot.

  2. Beighton [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Beighton scale to ascertain generalized joint laxity. Maximum score of 9, minimum score of 0.

  3. AOFAS ankle-hindfoot [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle-Hindfoot Score. 100 point total score. Instrument combines functional outcome and pain for subject's ankle or hindfoot.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Professional Ballet Dancer
  • Willing to participate and undergo informed consent process

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant Women, non-English speaking subjects, or those who decline participation in the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04110002

Sponsors and Collaborators
The Methodist Hospital System
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Principal Investigator: Joshua D Harris, MD The Methodist Hospital System
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Joshua D Harris, MD, Principal Investigator, The Methodist Hospital System Identifier: NCT04110002    
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00014833
First Posted: October 1, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 1, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Due to privacy concerns, no individual participant data will be available. Only aggregate data may be provided.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Joshua D Harris, MD, The Methodist Hospital System:
injury prevention program; professional ballet
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries