Music Listening and Stroke Recovery "MUKU2"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Clinical study including 60 subjects to investigate the effect of daily music listening on stress parameters during the acute phase of stroke and on recovery. 20 subjects listen to instrumentala music, 20 listen to music with lyrics and 20 are controls. Outcome measures in the acute phase are levels of physiological stress parameters (cortisol, endorphin, oxytocin). Outcome measures in the recovery phase are cognitive capabilities and mood measured with standard clinical tests. Follow-up time is 6 months.

Detailed Description

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  • Music listening Behavioral
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Instrumental music listening
    Description: Daily music listening
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Vocal music listening
    Description: Daily music listening

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Intervention: Factorial Assignment


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary physiological stress indicator Within two weeks after stroke No
Primary Neuropsychological performance up to 6 months No
Primary Brain MRI up to 6 months No