Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial

Outcomes of Group Dance and Movement Training in Ambulatory MS Patients

Summary

GroundWorks DanceTheater and Cleveland Clinic are partnering to create and offer an initial study of a dance movement-based community program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The program will address major needs in the MS community including social-emotional well-being, body awareness, and motor function. GroundWorks artists will use a variety of widely accepted movement-based practices with the goal of improving upper and lower body function and overall well-being. By partnering, GroundWorks and Cleveland Clinic hope to encourage more study of the benefits of dance movement-based programming in individuals affected by MS.

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GroundWorks DanceTheater and Cleveland Clinic are partnering to design and implement a pilot study of a dance movement-based community program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The program is aimed at addressing major needs in the MS community including social-emotional well-being, body awareness, and motor function. GroundWorks artists will use a variety of movement-based practices including personalized tasks and imagery, mirroring, and inscription, with the goal of improving upper and lower extremity function, and well-being. Cleveland Clinic will assist GroundWorks in the selection, monitoring, and testing of the participants. Cleveland Clinic will also take the lead with data management and analysis. By partnering, GroundWorks and Cleveland Clinic hope to create a promising program that will lead to further exploring the impact of dance movement-based programming in individuals affected by MS.

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

age 18 to 65 inclusive
diagnosis of MS (relapsing or progressive form) based on the revised MacDonald Criteria established by a neurologist
self-reported upper and lower extremity dysfunction
ability to walk safely without an assistive device (e.g. cane, walker) indoors and outdoors

Exclusion Criteria:

comorbidity (e.g. cardiac, respiratory, musculoskeletal) representing a contra-indication to the dance movement program
exacerbation of MS within the past 60 days
severe cognitive impairment
clinically significant concern regarding the participant's ability to safely perform study procedures

Study is for people with:

Multiple Sclerosis

Estimated Enrollment:

6

Study ID:

NCT05943145

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:

GroundWorks DanceTheater

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Cleveland State University
Cleveland Ohio, 44115, United States

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Study is for people with:

Multiple Sclerosis

Estimated Enrollment:

6

Study ID:

NCT05943145

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:


GroundWorks DanceTheater

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