Relaxation Treatment for Anxiety in Adults Aged 60 or Older (BREATHE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02429778|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2015
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Anxiety Disorders||Behavioral: Diaphragmatic Breathing Behavioral: Progressive Muscle Relaxation||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Behavioral Intervention (relaxation, breathing, activity engagement)|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Reducing Late-Life Anxiety and Improving Functioning With Self-Directed Relaxation|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2017|
4 weeks DVD-delivered relaxation intervention program called breathe. The experimental intervention includes progressive muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, and home practice of the skills. Following the 4 weeks of treatment, participants will be asked to continue to practice at home for 4 weeks.
Behavioral: Diaphragmatic Breathing
Deep or diaphragmatic breathing is taught prior to relaxation.
Other Name: Deep breathing
Behavioral: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Tensing and releasing muscle groups in a specified order to help reduce tension and anxiety.
Other Name: Progressive Relaxation Training
No Intervention: Wait List
8 week wait list period. Participants assigned to wait list will have the opportunity to receive BREATHE arm after 8 weeks if interested.
- Change in Anxiety Symptoms [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 8 weeks ]The Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS) is a 30-item measure of somatic, cognitive, and affective symptoms of anxiety. The first 25 items of the measure are used to compute the total score; the last 5 items provide information about the content of worries or fears. Participants provide severity ratings for items using on a four-point Likert-type scale.
- Change in Activity Engagement [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 8 weeks ]The Activity Card Sort contains 80 photographs that depict the performance of instrumental activities, low-physical-demand leisure activities, high-physical-demand leisure activities, and social activities. This measure will be used to assess engagement in activities.
- change in depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 8 weeks ]The Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item (PHQ-9) is a 9-item depression assessment rated on a four-point Likert-type scale with scores ranging from 0 to 27. It includes one item that inquires about suicide ideation. Validity and reliability have been established with primary care patients.
- Change in Somatic Symptoms [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 8 weeks ]Somatic Symptom Scale (SSS-8). The SSS-8 is an 8-item somatic symptom assessment rated on a five-point Likert-type scale with scores ranging from 0 to 32. The SSS-8 is administered to characterize participants' somatic symptoms.
- change in heart rate [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 8 weeks ]Heart rate will be measured at baseline and at 8 weeks after enrollment. This is an exploratory measure.
- change in blood pressure [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 8 weeks ]Blood pressure will be measured at baseline and at 8 weeks after enrollment. This is an exploratory measure.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02429778
|United States, California|
|VA Palo Alto Health Care System|
|Palo Alto, California, United States, 94089|
|Principal Investigator:||Christine E Gould, PhD||VA Palo Alto/Stanford University|