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Influence of body posture on energy expenditure in brass and wind instrumentalists.


- candidate number6271
- NTR NumberNTR1933
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR3-aug-2009
- Secondary IDsNL28415.068.09 MEC azM/UM
- Public TitleInfluence of body posture on energy expenditure in brass and wind instrumentalists.
- Scientific TitleInfluence of body posture on energy expenditure in brass and wind instrumentalists.
- ACRONYMN/A
- hypothesisA correct body posture in brass and wind players is less energy consuming compared to an incorrect posture.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedEnergy expenditure, Brass and wind instrumentalists, Postural exercise therapy according to Mensendieck / Cesar method, CANS (complaints arm, neck, shoulder)
- Inclusion criteria1. Brass/wind instrumentalists;
2. CANS in past year;
3. Postural exercise therapy in past year.
- Exclusion criteria1. Therapy more than 1 year ago;
2. Respiratory diseases;
3. Other muscoloskeletal injuries such as fibromyalgia/rheumatoid arthritis.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupCrossover
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 21-sep-2009
- planned closingdate20-nov-2009
- Target number of participants18
- InterventionsPostural exercise therapy.
- Primary outcomeOutcome is energy expenditure. This is measured by calculations of O2 en CO2 in the respiration chamber and expressed by using KJoules.
- Secondary outcomeA secundary parameter is CO2 production (VCO2; ml/min).
- TimepointsN/A
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES V. Baadjou
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES V. Baadjou
- Sponsor/Initiator University Hospital Maastricht (AZM), Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Self Funding
- PublicationsEijsden-Besseling van MD, Staal JB, Attekum van A, de Bie RA, Heuvel van den WJA. No difference between postural exercises and strength and fitness exercises for early, non-specific, work-related upper limb disorders in visual display unit workers: a randomized trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 2008; Vol. 54 (2) pages 95-101.

Eijsden-Besseling van MD, Peeters FP, Reijnen JA& de Bie RA. Perfectionism and coping strategies as risk factors for the development of non-specific work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD). Occupational Medicine(London). 2004; 54 (2): 122-127.

JG Bloemsaat, GP van Galen, JM Ruijgrok, MDF van Eijsden-Besseling, RM Timmers. Effects of cognitive load on forearm EMG response activity in individuals suffering from work related upper extremity disorder. 4th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (pp 160) Amsterdam, 2001.
- Brief summary80% of professional music players develops musculoskeletal complaints during their career. The high physical demands of professional music players can be compared with athletes. Years of experience and literature studies show that postural exercise therapy can prevent and cure those complaints. Sports and fitness can help to prevent these complaints. Experience shows that an optimal body posture in music playing, in which there is a disconnection between the use of the muscles which are used for making music and the basic balance muscles, is more efficient from energetic point of view. Until now there is no evidence based research available proving this hypothesis.
The aim of this research is to try to link body posture in music playing with energy expenditure. Our hypothesis is that a correct body posture in brass and wind players is less energy consuming compared to an incorrect posture.
The research concerns a respiration chamber study. This is a pilot study in a cross-over design. The experimental subjects will be randomized in two groups. Group A starts making music for 1 hour in an incorrect posture, followed by a rest for half an hour, and subsequently making music for 1 hour in a correct position. Group B starts making music for an hour in a correct position, followed by a rest for half an hour and subsequently making music for 1 hour in an incorrect position.
The population consists of 18 musicians who play a brass or wind instrument and who have suffered from complaints of arm, neck and shoulder (CANS) in the near past. They were treated by a postural exercise therapist in the last year and are trained now to make music in the correct body posture. They are still able to make music in the incorrect body posture.
The intervention is the correct music making posture compared to the incorrect music making posture.
Outcome is energy expenditure. This is measured by calculations of O2 en CO2 in the respiration chamber and expressed by using KJoules. A secundary parameter is CO2 production (VCO2; ml/min)
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD3-aug-2009 - 11-okt-2009


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