Condition category
Respiratory
Date applied
25/02/2005
Date assigned
26/04/2005
Last edited
27/07/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Milo Puhan

ORCID ID

Contact details

Horten Centre
University Hospital
Postfach Nord
Zurich
8091
Switzerland
+41 1 255 87 09
milo.puhan@evimed.ch

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Not provided at time of registration

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Snoring and apnoea-hypopnea-index 15-30

Intervention

Intervention group: Playing Didgeridoo for a period of four months, at least five times a week. Regular instructions by professional Didgeridoo-Teacher.
Control group: No Didgeridoo playing for a period of four months.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Epworth scale
2. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
3. 36-item Short Form health survey (SF-36)
4. Proxy evaluation
5. Apnoea-hypopnea-index

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/08/2004

Overall trial end date

01/04/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

30 patients of at least 18 years of age with snoring and apnoea-hypopnea-index 15-30.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

30

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Treatment for sleep apnoea (e.g. with continuous positive airway pressure [CPAP])
2. Body Mass Index greater than 30
3. More than seven drinks per week
4. Regular intake of psychostimulating drugs and current or planned weight reduction intervention

Recruitment start date

01/08/2004

Recruitment end date

01/04/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Switzerland

Trial participating centre

Horten Centre
Zurich
8091
Switzerland

Sponsor information

Organisation

Zürcher Höhenklinik Wald (Switzerland)

Sponsor details

-
Faltigberg-Wald
8639
Switzerland
info@zhw.ch

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.zhw.ch/

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Zürcher Höhenklinik Wald (Switzerland)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Zürcher Lungenliga (Switzerland)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Praxis Alex Suarez (Switzerland)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=16377643

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Puhan MA, Suarez A, Lo Cascio C, Zahn A, Heitz M, Braendli O, Didgeridoo playing as alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: randomised controlled trial., BMJ, 2006, 332, 7536, 266-270, doi: 10.1136/bmj.38705.470590.55.

Additional files

Editorial Notes