Efficacy of dance movement therapy in treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Last registered on December 27, 2014

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Efficacy of dance movement therapy in treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000597
Initial registration date
December 27, 2014
Last updated
December 27, 2014 1:35 AM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Manipal University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2014-09-22
End date
2015-05-27
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Dance Movement Therapy is “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual” (American Dance Therapy Association, 2006). In Dance Movement Therapy, the movement of an individual reflects how he/ she thinks and feels, becomes the gateway into the person’s mental state of being (Helene, 2006). Literature suggests that movement exercises increase dopamine in the brain in children with ADHD ( Gronlund et al, 2005 ; Dulicai 1999). Studies explored the qualitative and stylistic features of movement that might distinguish hyperactive children from normally developing children. It was found that the hyperactive children showed a greater incidence of strength and intensity, and unexpected transitions (Goodman, 1999) . Previous studies have concluded that dance movement therapy, not only attempted in increasing attention, reducing hyperactivity and impulsivity but also reduced sense of disturbed body image, promote safe emotional expression and clearer positive sense of self, including better perception of external body boundaries as well as internal boundaries (Van Wagnen, 1999; Rachmany 2000; Cavanagh et al, 2001, Gronlund et al, 2005).This research aims to explore the efficacy of dance moment therapy in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in children

External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Govindan, Gopika. 2014. " Efficacy of dance movement therapy in treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." AEA RCT Registry. December 27. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/597/history/3346
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2015-01-16
Intervention End Date
2015-03-25
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Decrease in Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, Inattentiveness
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Randomized control design,pre-post design
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual randomization
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
3
Sample size: planned number of observations
360 observations
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
60 participants
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Instututional Ethics Committee, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal
IRB Approval Date
2014-09-09
IRB Approval Number
IEC492/2014
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers