Resource-oriented Music Therapy for Psychiatric Patients With Low Therapy Motivation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Research Council of Norway
Uni Health
Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre GAMUT
Helse Vest
Helse Førde
Nordfjord Psychiatric Centre
Helse Stavanger HF
Jæren District Psychiatric Centre
Wagner Jauregg Hospital Linz
Sunshine Hospital Melbourne/University of Melbourne
Information provided by:
Uni Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00137189
First received: August 26, 2005
Last updated: February 25, 2011
Last verified: June 2007
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to examine whether resource-oriented music therapy helps psychiatric patients with low therapy motivation to improve negative symptoms and other health-related outcomes.


Condition Intervention Phase
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Schizophrenia and Disorders With Psychotic Features
Procedure: Resource-oriented music therapy
Procedure: Standard care
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Resource-oriented Music Therapy for Psychiatric Patients With Low Therapy Motivation: A Randomised Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Uni Research:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • negative symptoms (Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms [SANS]) at 1, 3, and 9 months

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • general symptoms
  • general functioning
  • clinical global impressions
  • interest in music
  • motivation for change
  • self-efficacy
  • self-esteem
  • vitality
  • affect regulation
  • relational competence
  • actual social relationships
  • (all with specific scales at 1, 3, and 9 months)

Enrollment: 144
Study Start Date: April 2005
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Music therapy Procedure: Resource-oriented music therapy
No Intervention: Standard care Procedure: Standard care

Detailed Description:

Background: Previous research has shown positive effects of music therapy for people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders. In clinical practice, music therapy is often offered to psychiatric patients with low therapy motivation, but little research exists about this population. The aim of this study is to examine whether resource-oriented music therapy helps psychiatric patients with low therapy motivation to improve negative symptoms and other health-related outcomes. An additional aim of the study is to examine the mechanisms of change through music therapy.

Method: 144 adults with a non-organic mental disorder (ICD-10: F1 to F6) who have low therapy motivation and a willingness to work with music will be randomly assigned to an experimental or a control condition. All participants will receive standard care, and the experimental group will in addition be offered biweekly sessions of music therapy over a period of three months. Outcomes will be measured by a blind assessor before and 1, 3, and 9 months after randomisation.

Discussion: The findings to be expected from this study will fill an important gap in the knowledge of treatment effects for a patient group that does not easily benefit from treatment. The study's close link to clinical practice, as well as its size and comprehensiveness, will make its results well generalisable to clinical practice.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-organic mental disorder
  • Low therapy motivation
  • Willingness to work with music

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe mental retardation
  • Life-threatening somatic illness
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00137189

Locations
Australia
Sunshine Hospital/University of Melbourne, Faculty of Music
Melbourne, Australia
Austria
Wagner Jauregg Hospital
Linz, Austria, 4021
Norway
Jæren District Psychiatric Centre
Bryne, Rogaland, Norway, 4349
Stavanger University Hospital
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway, 4068
Nordfjord Psychiatry Centre
Nordfjordeid, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, 6770
Sponsors and Collaborators
Uni Research
The Research Council of Norway
Uni Health
Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre GAMUT
Helse Vest
Helse Førde
Nordfjord Psychiatric Centre
Helse Stavanger HF
Jæren District Psychiatric Centre
Wagner Jauregg Hospital Linz
Sunshine Hospital Melbourne/University of Melbourne
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christian Gold, PhD Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre GAMUT, Unifob Health
Study Director: Brynjulf Stige, PhD University of Bergen/Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre GAMUT, Unifob Health
  More Information

Publications:
Rolvsjord R, Gold C, Stige B. Research rigour and therapeutic flexibility: Rationale for a therapy manual developed for a randomised controlled trial. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy 14(1):15-32, 2005.

Responsible Party: Christian Gold, Researcher, Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre GAMUT, Unifob Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00137189     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RCT-MTPSY
Study First Received: August 26, 2005
Last Updated: February 25, 2011
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Uni Research:
Motivation
Music Therapy
Psychotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Personality Disorders
Schizophrenia
Mood Disorders
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features

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