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Effectiveness of Story-Centred Care Intervention Program in Older Persons Living in Long-term Care Facilities

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02965937
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 17, 2016
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fung-Wei Chang, Tri-Service General Hospital

Brief Summary:
The study aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of Story-Centred Care Intervention Program on reducing depressive symptoms, improving cognitive function, HRV, Blood pressure and quality of life in older adults living in a long-term care facility.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Other: Story-centred care intervention program Other: Health consultation control condition Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 70 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effectiveness of Story-Centred Care Intervention Program in Older Persons Living in Long-term Care Facilities:A Randomised Clinical Study
Study Start Date : January 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Nursing Homes

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Story-Centred Care Intervention Program
A theory-guided approach that emphasises a health-promoting potential of nurse-person dialogue about a health challenge.Participants randomised to the IG will be made to participate in a 4-week long story-centred care intervention program conducted by a trained researcher.
Other: Story-centred care intervention program
Participants in the intervention group received the "Story-Centred Care Intervention Program" once a week for four weeks.

Active Comparator: Health consultation control condition
Participants randomised to the control group will receive a health consultation from a trained researcher once a week for 4 weeks. The health consultation will be tailored to the participants' needs. Based on a previous study, the health consultation will include pain management, healthy nutrition, how to make best use of medical services and education and counselling for individual health-related concerns.
Other: Health consultation control condition
The control group received a health consultation from researchers once a week for four weeks.. The health consultation will be tailored to the participants' needs. Based on a previous study12, the health consultation will include pain management, healthy nutrition, how to make best use of medical services and education and counselling for individual health-related concerns.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 15-Item Geriatric Depression Scale [ Time Frame: Change from depressive symptoms at 4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Change from cognitive at 4 months ]
  2. blood pressure [ Time Frame: Change from blood pressure at 4 months ]
  3. Heart rate variability [ Time Frame: Change from HRV at 4 months ]
  4. WHO quality of life-BREF [ Time Frame: Change from quality of life at 4 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
  • Inclusion Criteria:
  • - those who are ≥65 years old and live in long-term care facilities
  • - have clear consciousness and normal hearing and conversation capability
  • - are not taking any antidepressants at the time of the study
  • - are not clinically diagnosed with dementia or have an SPMSQ score of ≥5
  • - have not lost a loved one in the past 3 months and
  • Exclusion Criteria:
  • -meet DSM-IV criteria for Dementia of the Alzheimer's type
  • -suffer from moderate to severe cognitive impairment (SPMSQ > 5)
  • -are taking antidepressants at the time of the study
  • -are undergoing other psychotherapy during the study and
  • -have any underlying medical illness that could interfere with the treatment.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02965937


Sponsors and Collaborators
Tri-Service General Hospital
Investigators
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Study Director: Kao Chi-Wen, PHD Taiwan Nurses Association

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Responsible Party: Fung-Wei Chang, Director, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Professor, Tri-Service General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02965937    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1-101-05-090
First Posted: November 17, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 17, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Fung-Wei Chang, Tri-Service General Hospital:
Attentively embracing story
story-centred care
heart rate variability
cognitive function
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depression
Behavioral Symptoms