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Effects of Dance on Reaction Time in Experienced Older Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04680364
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 23, 2020
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
prof. Gian Pietro Emerenziani, University Magna Graecia

Brief Summary:
Aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 6-month ballroom dance (3 times/wk) on physical fitness and reaction time in twenty- four experienced older adults. Body composition, handgrip test, standing long jump test, step test, one-legged stance balance test, and reaction time (RT) test were assessed before and after 6 months (T6) of dance practice. RT was re-evaluated after 4 months (T10).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aging Other: partnered dance Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Ballroom Dance on Physical Fitness and Reaction Time in Experienced Older Adults
Actual Study Start Date : November 1, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 30, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : September 15, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: participants
to analyze the effects of 6-month ballroom dance (3 times/wk) on physical fitness and reaction time in twenty-four experienced older adults
Other: partnered dance
Dance classes consisted of different choreographies, which include rhythmic and simple movements typically of ballroom/standard dances (Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz).




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change From Baseline in Reaction time at 6 Months [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months and 10 months ]
    reaction time was assessed with the subject seating with the arm resting on a table in a comfortable position and then catches the apparatus as quickly as possible after it begins to fall. The fall distance was measured and it was converted into a reaction time (in milliseconds) using the formula for a body falling under the influence of gravity (d 5 1⁄2gt2), where d is distance, g is acceleration due to gravity, and t is time.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • dance practice (dance average years = 11 years)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • functional inabilities
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • prosthesis

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04680364


Locations
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Italy
Dance School "Free Dance"
Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, 88100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Magna Graecia
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: prof. Gian Pietro Emerenziani, Professor, University Magna Graecia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04680364    
Other Study ID Numbers: N395/2020
First Posted: December 23, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 24, 2020
Last Verified: December 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Scientific dataset will be shared on request

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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 prof. Gian Pietro Emerenziani, University Magna Graecia:
physical activity
partnered dances
cognitive functions
fall prevention