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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12612000227897
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
21/02/2012
Date registered
22/02/2012
Date last updated
4/12/2012
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
The usefulness of an exercise DVD specifically designed for professional orchestral musicians in managing performance-related musculoskeletal disorders - a national trial.
Scientific title
Uptake and effectiveness of a 12 week exercise DVD program specifically designed to target common performance-related musculoskeletal disorders in professional orchestral musicians
Secondary ID [1] 279959 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Performance-related muscuoskeletal disorders 285876 0
Condition category
Condition code
Public Health 286062 286062 0 0
Epidemiology
Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation 286063 286063 0 0
Physiotherapy

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
This DVD contains of a comprehensive series of exercise warnings and precautions, warm-ups, cool-downs and five series of progressive exercises targeting the neck, shoulder, abdominals, lower back and hip regions.

Participations are encouraged to undertake the exercise program on the DVD for a period of 12 weeks, at least twice weekly for a duration between 35-40mins. Repetitions and sets, rest periods are stated at the end of each exercise. Progression through the exercise series is clearly stated on the DVD.

Participants have access to a qualified physiotherapist via email or phone if they have any queries throughout the 12 week period of the trial.
Intervention code [1] 284291 0
Prevention
Intervention code [2] 284292 0
Rehabilitation
Comparator / control treatment
A group of controls (not participating in the DVD trial) will be used to compare the change in the frequency and intensity of performance-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Control group
Active

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 286544 0
Intensity and Frequency of Performance Related Musculoskeletal Disorders using a 0-10 VAS Scale
Timepoint [1] 286544 0
Pre and Post-Intervention (12 weeks)
Secondary outcome [1] 296128 0
Perceived exertion of effort during private practice, rehearsals and stage performance using a modified BORG scale (6-20).
Timepoint [1] 296128 0
Pre and Post-Intervention (12 weeks)
Secondary outcome [2] 296129 0
Participant perceived scores on muscle strength, flexibility, ability to manage a current performance and non-performance related musculoskeletal injury, posture, ease of movement, ability to cope with anxiety during work and non-work environments, energy levels, concentration during a 5 point Likert scale.
Timepoint [2] 296129 0
Post-Intervention (12 weeks)
Secondary outcome [3] 296202 0
Frequency of exercise DVD usage scale: 0-1x/wk, 1-2x/wk, 3-5x/wk, 5 or more times/wk
Timepoint [3] 296202 0
Post-Intervention (12 weeks)

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Full time position with one of the eight orchestras of Australia (Adelaide Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, West Australian Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Opera Victoria, Australian Opera and Ballet, Queensland Symphony).
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
A current major musculoskeletal injury that involves workcover compensation or that was excluded from study participation by a treating medical practitioner.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Prevention
Allocation to intervention
Non-randomised trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Allocation is not concealed
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Allocation is not concealed
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 284725 0
Government body
Name [1] 284725 0
Australian Research Council
Address [1] 284725 0
Level 2, 11 Lancaster Place
Majura Park ACT 2609
AUSTRALIA
Country [1] 284725 0
Australia
Funding source category [2] 284726 0
Commercial sector/Industry
Name [2] 284726 0
Australia Council of the Arts
Address [2] 284726 0
372 Elizabeth Street (cnr Cooper Street)
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Country [2] 284726 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
Individual
Name
Dr Bronwen Ackermann
Address
Discipline of Biomedical Science, Room L115, Building C42, Cumberland Campus, The University of Sydney, 75 East St, Lidcombe, NSW 2141.
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 283623 0
Individual
Name [1] 283623 0
A/Prof Tim Driscoll
Address [1] 283623 0
Edward Ford Building, School of Public Health, Fisher Rd, Camperdown, The University of Sydney, NSW 2005.
Country [1] 283623 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [1] 260548 0
Individual
Name [1] 260548 0
Mr Cliffton Chan
Address [1] 260548 0
Discipline of Biomedical Science, Building C42, Cumberland Campus, The University of Sydney, 75 East St, Lidcombe, NSW 2141.
Country [1] 260548 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 286736 0
Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 286736 0
Level 6
Jane Foss Russell Building G02
City Rd, Camperdown
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Ethics committee country [1] 286736 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 286736 0
21/07/2011
Approval date [1] 286736 0
23/08/2011
Ethics approval number [1] 286736 0
12523

Summary
Brief summary
The exercise DVD consists of three components: warm-ups, cool-downs & stretches, and a comprehensive series of exercises designed specifically for professional orchestral musicians to target common injuries in this population. The purpose of the this trial is to evaluate: a) whether a flexible delivery of intervention will have an effect on participation and attrition levels, and b) its effect on the frequency and intensity of performance-related musculoskeletal disorders in the professional orchestral musician population. Information collected relating to changes in frequency and intensity of Performance-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders will be used to evaluate the effects of the exercise compared to a control group. Data obtained in muscle strength, flexibility, ability to manage a current performance and non-performance related musculoskeletal injury, posture, ease of movement, ability to cope with work and non-work related anxiety, energy levels, concentration will be evaluated for differences in the pre-intervention and post-intervention conditions.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 33791 0
Address 33791 0
Country 33791 0
Phone 33791 0
Fax 33791 0
Email 33791 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 17038 0
Dr Bronwen Ackermann
Address 17038 0
Discipline of Biomedical Science, Room L115, Building C42, Cumberland Campus, The University of Sydney, 75 East St, Lidcombe, NSW 2141.
Country 17038 0
Australia
Phone 17038 0
+61 2 9351 9472
Fax 17038 0
Email 17038 0
bronwen.ackermann@sydney.edu.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 7966 0
Dr Bronwen Ackermann
Address 7966 0
Discipline of Biomedical Science, Room L115, Building C42, Cumberland Campus, The University of Sydney, 75 East St, Lidcombe, NSW 2141.
Country 7966 0
Australia
Phone 7966 0
+61 2 9351 9472
Fax 7966 0
Email 7966 0
bronwen.ackermann@sydney.edu.au

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Summary results
Have study results been published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Other publications
Have study results been made publicly available in another format?
Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary