Nacadia Effect Study (NEST) (NEST)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01849718|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2018
This research project deals with stress treatment in the form of garden therapy in the therapy garden Nacadia. The therapy Garden Nacadia has an evidence-based design that is specially designed for the treatment of stressed people.
Nacadia-therapy can be described as a process in which the patient's health and well-being is assumed to enhance by the presence of the natural environment and through participating in meaningful gardening activities.
NEST concerns research on the effect of Nacadia-therapy. The study consists of randomized and longitudinal studies of the effects of Nacadia-therapy compared to acknowledged cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
The outcome measures for example consist of: ability to return to work, health care use, psychological measurements related to stress, health, quality of life and changes in medication use. Further, exploratory studies of the garden therapy in the form of observations and interviews will be performed, to get a better understanding of the garden and the garden activities' importance for the therapeutic purposes.
- garden therapy, in a designed natural environment, will lead to improved health and well-being for people who are off sick with stress-related disorders
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||84 participants|
|Official Title:||Nacadia Effect Study - Studying the Effect of Garden Therapy in Relations to People Suffering From Stress|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2017|
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
40 participants will receive cognitive behavioural therapy in a clinical setting.
The duration of the individual sessions are one hour, and there are 1-2 sessions per. week, totaling 20 hours, incl. 4 hours of transition conversations.
The conversations will be exclusively CBT-based. Number of hours for conversational therapy: 20 hours of individual psychotherapy
40 participants will receive garden therapy in a designed, natural environment.
The individual sessions last three hours with two sessions per week the first and last week and three sessions per week in week 2-9. This gives a total of 96 hours, including 4 x 3 hours transition conversation and 10 x ½ hour individual interviews.
Experiences and activities related to the garden environment are integrated with mindfulness exercises. The individual conversations in the Nacadia-therapy will be mindfulness-based CBT.
10 x ½ an hour of individual psychotherapy.
- Patient-related outcomes - quality of life [ Time Frame: One year ]
- Function and health - symptom relief [ Time Frame: One year ]
- Health economic evaluation - Cost efficiency (cost-effectiveness) [ Time Frame: One year ]
- Lower consumption of health care
- Resumption of work
- Patient-related outcome (quality of life) [ Time Frame: One year ]
- Cost utility
- Quality adjusted life years
- Nature consumption [ Time Frame: One year ]Specifically for the garden therapy, the participants' nature consumption is a primary outcome
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01849718
|University of Copenhagen|
|Principal Investigator:||Ulrika K Stigsdotter, Professor||University of Copenhagen|