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Lifestyle Matters: An Occupational Approach Towards Health and Well-being in Later Life

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03054311
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 15, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Professor Gail Mountain, University of Sheffield

Brief Summary:

Lifestyle Matters is an occupational approach to healthy ageing, which helps older people to get the most out of life. The intervention is based on an American model of health promotion called Lifestyle Redesign. This was found to be highly effective in enhancing the physical and mental health, occupational functioning and life satisfaction of community living older adults in Los Angeles, USA.

Weekly group meetings provide older people with the space, time and opportunity to share their experiences. Through a process of peer exchange and guidance, participants have the opportunity to reflect upon the range of activities that they engage with. They are then helped to begin to understand how these activities might impact on their health and well-being. However this approach alone cannot meet the complex needs of individual older people, and their specific and personal concerns. In recognition of this, the programme also includes monthly individual sessions with one of the group facilitators. The older person in partnership with the facilitator identifies a tailored programme to meet their individual needs, including the means by which they might work towards their personal goals. The individual programme is updated and refreshed in subsequent meetings over the months.

During 2004/5 researchers at Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with other researchers in York and Leeds, and clinical colleagues in Sheffield explored the feasibility of delivering this intervention to older people living in the UK. The project was funded through the Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium. The summary below is an account of the process and outcomes of delivering a Lifestyle Matters programme to two groups of community living older people during 2004/5.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mental Health Wellness 1 Behavioral: Lifestyle Matters Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 28 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Lifestyle Matters: An Occupational Approach Towards Health and Well-being in Later Life
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2006

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Lifestyle Matters intervention Behavioral: Lifestyle Matters

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mini Mental State examination [ Time Frame: On average 8 months after commencing intervention ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Geriatric Depression Rating Scale [ Time Frame: On average 8 months after commencing intervention ]
  2. Barthel Index [ Time Frame: On average 8 months after commencing intervention ]
  3. SF36 Quality of Life [ Time Frame: On average 8 months after commencing intervention ]
  4. WHODAS (World Health Disability Assessment Schedule) [ Time Frame: On average 8 months after commencing intervention ]
  5. Nottingham Leisure Questionnaire [ Time Frame: On average 8 months after commencing intervention ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Community living
  • Aged 65 or over

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Score of 18 or under on Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)
  • high level of depression, assessed using the Geriatric depression rating scale (GDS)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03054311

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United Kingdom
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sheffield
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Professor Gail Mountain, Professor of Health Services Research (assisted living research), University of Sheffield Identifier: NCT03054311    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006/01/GM
First Posted: February 15, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No