Physiological Demands Related to Exercises in Singing for Lung Health

Overview

This study will assess the physiological demands related to Singing for Lung Health participation.

Full Title of Study: “Physiological Demands Related to Exercises in Singing for Lung Health: A Pilot Study (PHRESH Study)”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
  • Study Primary Completion Date: August 2021

Detailed Description

This study will assess the physiological demands experienced by healthy volunteers participating in components of a Singing for Lung Health session. Oxygen consumption, heart rate, and fixed body sensor output puts related to balance and movement intensity will be assessed. The same parameters will also be assessed during walking on a treadmill at different speeds for comparison.

Interventions

  • Other: Singing participation
    • Participants will follow a 15 minute protocol consisting of the components of a Singing for Lung Health class, and a short period walking on a treadmill.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Oxygen consumption in mL per kilogram per minute during different components of Singing for Lung Health(physical warm up, rhythm exercises, pitch exercises, vocal exercises, repertoire and relaxation)
    • Time Frame: Single assessment at baseline.
    • Assessed using portable metabolic measurement equipment (Oxycon Mobile made by Vyaire).

Secondary Measures

  • Heart rate during different components of Singing for Lung Health (physical warm up, rhythm exercises, pitch exercises, vocal exercises, repertoire and relaxation).
    • Time Frame: Single assessment at baseline.
    • Assessed using a portable heart rate monitor.
  • Comparison of oxygen consumption, in mL per kilogram per minute, achieved during each component of Singing for Lung Health with walking at different speeds
    • Time Frame: Single assessment at baseline.
    • Oxygen consumption, in mL per kilogram per minute, will be assessed during different components of Singing for Lung Health(physical warm up, rhythm exercises, pitch exercises, vocal exercises, repertoire and relaxation. This will be compared with oxygen consumption while walking at three speeds on a treadmill (slow, medium and brisk). Oxygen consumption will be assessed using portable metabolic measurement equipment (Oxycon Mobile made by Vyaire).
  • Movement intensity during different components of Singing for Lung Health(physical warm up, rhythm exercises, pitch exercises, vocal exercises, repertoire and relaxation).
    • Time Frame: Single assessment at baseline.
    • Assessed with the McRoberts fixed-body sensor MoveTest device.
  • Changes in centre of mass during different components of Singing for Lung Health (physical warm up, rhythm exercises, pitch exercises, vocal exercises, repertoire and relaxation).
    • Time Frame: Single assessment at baseline
    • Assessed with the McRoberts fixed-body sensor MoveTest device.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Healthy adult
  • Able to undertake singing components
  • Able to undertake walking test
  • No contraindications to exercise
  • No contraindications to spirometry as per American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society criteria
  • Capacity to consent to exercise testing.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Any health condition that would preclude them from singing or impede physical activity
  • Inability to comply or follow singing exercise instructions
  • Active musculoskeletal disease impairing exercise.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 99 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Imperial College London
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Keir Philip, Principal Investigator, Imperial College London
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Keir EJ Philip, MRCP, 0044(0)2073528121, k.philip@imperial.ac.uk

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