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Bridging the Gap: Using Video Art to Document the Human Face of Disease & Predict Quality of Life Assessments in Brain Tumor Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02890940
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2018 by Mahua Dey, Indiana University.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : September 7, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 9, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mahua Dey, Indiana University

Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to explore whether facial expression changes in visual portraits correlate with Quality of Life (QOL) questionnaire responses before and after pet therapy sessions and to compare scores of QOL questionnaires before and after pet therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain Tumors Quality of Life Animal Assisted Therapy Behavioral: Pet Therapy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Through this pilot study, the investigators propose to create new intersections between video art and clinical care by photographing and videotaping patients with brain tumors before, during and after pet therapy sessions. This exploratory scholarship has two equally compelling goals. First, the artistic component of the project aims to create compelling slow motion video portraits of patients' willing to share their experiences of what it is like to confront such a grave illness. The goal is to put a human face on disease and share the endurance of the human spirit through art. Second, the scientific component will assess the potential of using facial video portraits as a novel and innovative way to measure Quality of Life (QOL) in lieu of questionnaires in brain tumor patients. In addition, the project will evaluate the effects of pet therapy on the QOL of these patients.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Bridging the Gap: Using Video Art to Document the Human Face of Disease & Predict Quality of Life Assessments in Brain Tumor Patients
Study Start Date : August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Brain Tumors

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pet Therapy Behavioral: Pet Therapy

Patients will be asked to complete the standardized QLQ-C30/BN20 questionnaires. Following completion of the questionnaires, a trained pet therapy dog will be brought to the patients for approximately 10 minutes. After approximately 10 minutes, the dog will be removed and the patients will be asked to re-complete the standardized QLQ-C30/BN20 questionnaires. Patients will be photographed and videographed during this time.

Finally, patients will be asked to talk about how their perspectives on life have changed with their diagnosis. These responses will be captured for use in the art exhibit created from images collected during the study.





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Correlation of facial expression changes with QOL questionnaire responses [ Time Frame: Immediately prior to therapy session to immediately after therapy session ]
    Will look to see if there is a correlation between facial expression changes in visual portraits with QOL questionnaire responses before and after pet therapy sessions


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison of scores of QOL questionnaires before and after pet therapy [ Time Frame: Immediately prior to therapy session to immediately after therapy session ]
    Will compare QOL questionnaire scores from before and after pet therapy sessions to see if there is a change after the pet therapy.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with brain tumors
  • Willingness to participate in a brief pet therapy session with a dog
  • Willingness to allow photographs, pictures and audio used in an art exhibit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to dogs
  • Concurrent disease or condition that would make the patient inappropriate for study participation or any serious medical or psychiatric disorder that would interfere with the subject's safety

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02890940


Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Mahua Dey, MD Indiana University
Principal Investigator: Stefan Petranek Indiana University
Publications:
Variations VII by John Cage (Experiments in Art & Technology), Artpix/Microcinema International, 2008, DVD.
Jill Fox, Artists-In-Labs: Networking in the Margins (New York: SpringerWien, 2010)
Karin Lipson, "Islip Exhibition Explores How Science Influences Art," The New York Times, October 22, 2015
"The Scar Project," accessed January 12, 2016, http://www.thescarproject.org/
"Ne Serait ce Qu' Une Seconde," The Mimi Foundation, accessed December 27, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFVMe8w0Tx0.
Langner, O., Dotsch, R., Bijlstra, G., Wigboldus, D. H. J., Hawk, S. T., & van Knippenberg, A. (2010). Presentation and validation of the Radboud Faces Database. Cognition and Emotion, 24(8), 1377-1388.

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Responsible Party: Mahua Dey, Neurosurgeon, Indiana University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02890940    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1604467360
First Posted: September 7, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 9, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases