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The Value of Integrating Visual Arts: Evaluating the Benefits of Hospital Room Artwork on Inpatient Wellbeing (VIVA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02357160
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 6, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 13, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Daniel R George, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The Value of Integrating Visual Arts (VIVA): Evaluating the Benefits of Hospital Room Artwork on Inpatient Wellbeing will use a large randomized controlled trial design to investigate how the inclusion of visual arts in the hospital rooms of cancer patients benefits their quality-of-life during treatment. This 18-month research study will provide hospitals with evidence of the therapeutic value of the visual arts as measured by patients' perceptions of anxiety, pain ratings, use of pain medications, need for nurses, and length of stay. Data also will be collected on patients' evaluation of hospital rooms, specifically on décor including artwork, so as to correlate patient wellbeing with the presence of artwork. Ultimately, this project aims to increase support of and appreciation for the arts from a major consumer—namely, healthcare providers—by justifying the value of integrating local visual art into inpatient rooms and providing patients with aesthetic choice during their stay.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer Behavioral: Artwork Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 184 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Value of Integrating Visual Arts (VIVA): Evaluating the Benefits of Hospital Room Artwork on Inpatient Wellbeing
Study Start Date : November 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Choice
Patients given choice over artwork on wall
Behavioral: Artwork
Prints by local artists that are hung on the walls of patient rooms.

Active Comparator: No choice
Patients not given choice over artwork on wall
Behavioral: Artwork
Prints by local artists that are hung on the walls of patient rooms.

Placebo Comparator: No artwork
Patients not receiving any artwork on wall
Behavioral: Artwork
Prints by local artists that are hung on the walls of patient rooms.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Perceptions of anxiety as measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Adults [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 2 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reports of pain as drawn for each patient via PowerChart, the hospital's electronic medical record software for documenting patient care [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 2 weeks ]
  2. Use of pain medications as drawn for each patient via PowerChart, the hospital's electronic medical record software for documenting patient care [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 2 weeks ]
  3. Mood as measured by the Mitchell Emotional Thermometer [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 2 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are admitted to the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute (7th floor) for treatments including oncology, bone marrow transplant, and hematology. Patients will be 18 years or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients whose treatments do not include oncology, bone marrow transplant, and hematology; who are not hospitalized on the 7th floor of the Cancer Institute; and who are not 18 years or older.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02357160


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daniel George, PhD Penn State College of Medicine

Responsible Party: Daniel R George, Assistant Professor, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02357160     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STUDY00000378
First Posted: February 6, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 13, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016