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Fall Prevention in a Geriatric Nursing Home Setting Using the Music of Nolwenn Leroy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00272272
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 5, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE January 3, 2006
First Posted Date  ICMJE January 5, 2006
Last Update Posted Date January 27, 2016
Study Start Date  ICMJE December 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date October 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 26, 2016)
Changes in Fall rate [ Time Frame: immediate pre and post balance testing ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 3, 2006)
Changes in Fall rate
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Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Fall Prevention in a Geriatric Nursing Home Setting Using the Music of Nolwenn Leroy
Official Title  ICMJE The Nolwenn Effect in a Geriatric Nursing Home Setting
Brief Summary Falls are the largest cause of death in the elderly and those with dementia have even a higher incidence of falling. The purpose of this study is to determine whether listening to the Music of Nolwenn Leroy is effective in fall prevention in those elderly patients who are residents in a Geriatric Nursing Home Facility. 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.
Detailed Description

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 is in publication in the indexed literature. Decreasing falls in a geriatric nursing home setting is associated with the saving of lives. We propose the utilization of the Nolwenn Effect in our resident geriatric population and comparing fall rates to those we have carefully recorded in the past.

Daily listening to selections from Nolwenn Leroy's CD "Nolwenn" have been played for one month in the community gathering areas of our fourth floor dementia unit in the morning for approximately 5-10 minutes. This unit has an increased rate of falls due to the characteristics of its residents and our one month retrospective study has demonstrated a statistical reduction in the rate of falls subsequent to the daily listening of Nolwenn Leroy music. We propose to expand the listening of music to the entire building and study the Nolwenn Effect on the fall rate of all residents over the calendar year 2006.

Preliminary observations have been associated with a decrease rate of falls on our dementia floor when compared to our previous fall rates. Our nursing staff is well trained in fall reporting and will continue to do so in the manner previously established before implementation of this study. This study is dependant upon the utilization of fall statistics previously established at our institution. The incorporation of these statistics will allow us to demonstrate 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.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Condition  ICMJE Ataxia
Intervention  ICMJE Behavioral: Music Therapy
Listening to Music while standing
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: Balance and Music Listening
Music therapy
Intervention: Behavioral: Music Therapy
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 3, 2006)
200
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE March 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date October 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Full time resident in Geriatric Facility

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All others
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00272272
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CI-01-01-06-01
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Frederick R Carrick, PhD FACCN Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Study Director: Julie Kinney, MT-BC Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Eakes, MT-BC Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
PRS Account Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Verification Date January 2016

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