Protocol summary

Study aim
Impact of an e-learning postural education on musculoskeletal pain of music students
Design
The study will be conducted at Tehran Music Conservatories. Participants enroll the study based on inclusion criteria. Based on the number of students, grade and gender, the classes in each conservatory are first divided into two match groups randomly. Then, two groups are randomly assigned to the control and test groups. 260 eligible people enroll the study.
Settings and conduct
For pre-test, an electronic questionnaire will be sent to the participants through Shad Network and basic data will be collected. The students' body posture behavior during practicing music, with the help of a trained person, will be observed and recorded through the recording system. According basic data, the instruction program is designed and implemented for the intervention group. Training materials (messages, pamphlets, posters) will be uploaded to the test group during the intervention. The intervention duration will be 4 weeks. The primary outcome (pain intensity) and secondary outcome (posture behavior) will be evaluated online in both groups after six months of intervention.
Participants/Inclusion and exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria include: music student of Tehran Education Conservatories; parents written consent; informed consent of participant; ability to participate in study; acquaintance with the internet. Exclusion Criteria include: more than one absence session; receive similar training programs; having any problem in the student's musculoskeletal system; and underlying disease; student cancellation.
Intervention groups
Intervention group: Include130 music students who receive educational program based on e-learning. The control group include 130 music students who will receive a little information about the hearing health.
Main outcome variables
Posture behavior Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Pain

General information

Reason for update
Acronym
IRCT registration information
IRCT registration number: IRCT20180528039885N2
Registration date: 2021-09-11, 1400/06/20
Registration timing: prospective

Last update: 2021-09-11, 1400/06/20
Update count: 0
Registration date
2021-09-11, 1400/06/20
Registrant information
Name
Zahra Akbari chehrehbargh
Name of organization / entity
Tarbiat Modares University
Country
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Phone
+98 21 4602 3277
Email address
z-akbari@modares.ac.ir
Recruitment status
Recruitment complete
Funding source
Expected recruitment start date
2021-12-01, 1400/09/10
Expected recruitment end date
2022-05-31, 1401/03/10
Actual recruitment start date
empty
Actual recruitment end date
empty
Trial completion date
empty
Scientific title
Impact of an e-learning based postural education on musculoskeletal pain of music students
Public title
Impact of an e-learning based postural education on musculoskeletal pain of music students
Purpose
Prevention
Inclusion/Exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria:
Music student of Tehran State Education Conservatories Written consent of parents for student participation in the study Informed consent of the student and his / her voluntary participation in the study Ability to participate in training sessions Acquaintance with the Internet and virtual education
Exclusion criteria:
More than one absence session Receive training programs in this field before or during the study Any report of injury or disorder to the student's musculoskeletal system by his / her, his / her parents, school principal or physiotherapist Having any underlying disease Student withdrawal in any of the research stages
Age
From 14 years old to 20 years old
Gender
Both
Phase
N/A
Groups that have been masked
No information
Sample size
Target sample size: 260
Randomization (investigator's opinion)
Randomized
Randomization description
The randomization method will be simple random assignment. Since individual allocation is not possible in a conservatory’s context; based on the number of students, grade and gender, the classes in each conservatory are first divided into two match groups randomly. Then the groups are numbered as 1 and 2, and numbers are placed in the bowl. A neutral person asked to pull out one of the numbers from the bowl. The group number 1 is assigned to the interventional group and the second group is assigned to the control group using random numbers.
Blinding (investigator's opinion)
Not blinded
Blinding description
Placebo
Not used
Assignment
Parallel
Other design features

Secondary Ids

empty

Ethics committees

1

Ethics committee
Name of ethics committee
کمیته اخلاق در پژوهش دانشگاه تربیت مدرس
Street address
Tarbiat Modarres University, Jalal Ahmad Highway
City
Tehran
Province
Tehran
Postal code
111-14115
Approval date
2021-08-25, 1400/06/03
Ethics committee reference number
IR.MODARES.REC.1400.140

Health conditions studied

1

Description of health condition studied
playing-related musculoskeletal pain
ICD-10 code
M96
ICD-10 code description
Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified

Primary outcomes

1

Description
Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Pain
Timepoint
Before and six months after the intervention
Method of measurement
Using the 0-10 Numeric pain rating scale and Nordic Standard Questionnaire

Secondary outcomes

1

Description
Posture behavior
Timepoint
Before and six months after the intervention
Method of measurement
Using the Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) checklist

Intervention groups

1

Description
Intervention group: The intervention consists of four sessions, each one lasting for 90 minutes with a 1-week interval. A theoretical session to increase students' awareness of the importance of proper posture when practicing music. A motivational session: using the group discussion method, expressing personal thoughts, opinions and experiences will try to motivate them to change their behavior. Two practical sessions: implementation of paying attention to body posture during playing a musical instrument, having proper posture while standing, sitting, lifting and carrying musical instrument, hand position, and practicing special stretching exercise and warming up before playing. In this section, demonstration-re-demonstration, corrective feedback, etc. will be used.
Category
Prevention

2

Description
Control group: Includes 130 music students who receive a little information about the hearing health.
Category
Prevention

Recruitment centers

1

Recruitment center
Name of recruitment center
هنرستان‌های موسیقی دخترانه و پسرانه تهران
Full name of responsible person
دکتر مهرزاد حمیدی
Street address
No. 106, St. south Iranshahr , Taleghani Ave, Tehran, Iran
City
Tehran
Province
Tehran
Postal code
1317834111
Phone
+98 21 8228 4040
Fax
Email
mhamidi@ut.ac.ir
Web page address

Sponsors / Funding sources

1

Sponsor
Name of organization / entity
Iran National Science Foundation
Full name of responsible person
Iman Eftekhari
Street address
No. 33, 5th St., North Karegar Ave., Tehran, Iran
City
Tehran
Province
Tehran
Postal code
1439634665
Phone
+98 21 8216 1000
Fax
+98 21 8800 3981
Email
info@insf.org
Grant name
Grant code / Reference number
Is the source of funding the same sponsor organization/entity?
Yes
Title of funding source
Iran National Science Foundation
Proportion provided by this source
100
Public or private sector
Public
Domestic or foreign origin
Domestic
Category of foreign source of funding
empty
Country of origin
Type of organization providing the funding
Other

Person responsible for general inquiries

Contact
Name of organization / entity
Tarbiat Modares University
Full name of responsible person
Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian
Position
Professor of Health Education & Promotion
Latest degree
Ph.D.
Other areas of specialty/work
Health Promotion
Street address
No 212, Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University
City
Tehran
Province
Tehran
Postal code
111-14115
Phone
+98 21 8299 4547
Email
tavafian@modares.ac.ir

Person responsible for scientific inquiries

Contact
Name of organization / entity
دانشگاه تربیت مدرس
Full name of responsible person
Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian
Position
Professor of Health Education & Promotion
Latest degree
Ph.D.
Other areas of specialty/work
Health Promotion
Street address
No 212, Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O.Box 14115-331
City
Tehran
Province
Tehran
Postal code
111-14115
Phone
+98 21 8299 4547
Email
tavafian@modares.ac.ir

Person responsible for updating data

Contact
Name of organization / entity
Tarbiat Modares University
Full name of responsible person
Zahra Akbari Chehrehbargh
Position
Postdoctoral researcher
Latest degree
Ph.D.
Other areas of specialty/work
Health Promotion
Street address
No 212, Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O.Box 14115-331
City
Tehran
Province
Tehran
Postal code
111-14115
Phone
+98 21 4602 3277
Email
z-akbari@modares.ac.ir

Sharing plan

Deidentified Individual Participant Data Set (IPD)
No - There is not a plan to make this available
Justification/reason for indecision/not sharing IPD
At this time, the data is not publicly available because the work is continuing.
Study Protocol
Undecided - It is not yet known if there will be a plan to make this available
Statistical Analysis Plan
Not applicable
Informed Consent Form
No - There is not a plan to make this available
Clinical Study Report
Not applicable
Analytic Code
Not applicable
Data Dictionary
Not applicable
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