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JOYof ART - an Intervention Study (JOYofART)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03080870
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2017 by Tarja Välimäki, University of Eastern Finland.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 15, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 15, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Kuopio Conservatory
Kuopio University Hospital
Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tarja Välimäki, University of Eastern Finland

Brief Summary:
Music, dance and visual arts are suggested to support health and well-being of older people. Intervention studies, however, are scarce. JOY of ART study investigates the effects of multicomponent art intervention among older people and ther family caregivers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Quality of Life Family Caregivers Other: Art Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
JOY of ART study investigates the effects of group based intervention including music, dance and visual arts. Art sessions are provided once a week in three months period each session takes 60 minutes. Eligible participants are recruited from the City of Kuopio, Finland, total 60 dyads, 30 to intervention group and 30 to control group. Health, physical performance and quality of life assessments are conducted at the baseline and in the end of the intervention. In addition, participants are contacted by phone and interviewed six months after the intervention has completed. For family caregivers qualitative interviews are conducted at the baseline and in the end of the study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: JOY of ART - an Intervention Study for Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers
Actual Study Start Date : March 3, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Caregivers

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention

Art groups are held once a week, each with the duration of 60 minutes. They begin with a 45 minute art intervention and conclude with a 15 minute discussion. The art groups include music, dance and visual arts, which is psychologically, socially, and physically activating. Music has the main emphasis in art intervention. The preferences of the subjects are taken into consideration in art intervention. Art intervention is conducted by trained and experienced art pedagogues.

Art intervention aims to revive previously learned art-related skills, to learn and enhance new skills, and to improve and intensify physiological, emotional, social, motoric, and cognitive abilities.

Other: Art
Multicomponent art intervention

No Intervention: Control
Baseline and follow-up measurements.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mental Well-being assessed using the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale (WEMWBS) [ Time Frame: Change in Mental Well-being from baseline until three month follow-up ]
    The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale (WEMWBS)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mobility and Balance assessed using Timed up & Go (TUG) [ Time Frame: Change in Mobility and Balance from baseline until three month follow-up ]
    Timed up & Go (TUG)

  2. Physical Performance assessed using Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) [ Time Frame: Change in Physical Performance from baseline until three month follow-up ]
    Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)

  3. Quality of Life assessed using EQ- 5D-5L [ Time Frame: Change in Quality of Life from baseline until three month follow-up ]
    EQ- 5D-5L

  4. Psychological Distress assessed using General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 12) [ Time Frame: Change in Psychological Distress from baseline until three month follow-up ]
    General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 12)

  5. Use of Social and Health Care Services assessed using Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Change in use of Social and Health Care Service use from baseline until three month follow-up ]
    Questionnaire on Social and Health Care service use



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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 65+ age, family caregiving dyad, ability to walk independently or assisted, home dwelling

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe dementia, severe aphasia

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03080870


Contacts
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Contact: Tarja Välimäki, PhD +358403552267 tarja.valimaki@uef.fi
Contact: Timo Lakka, PhD +358407707329 timo.lakka@uef.fi

Locations
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Finland
University of Eastern Finland Recruiting
Kuopio, Finland, 70211
Contact: Tarja Välimäki, PhD    +358403552267    tarja.valimaki@uef.fi   
Contact: Timo Lakka, PhD    +358407707329    timo.lakka@uef.fi   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Eastern Finland
Kuopio Conservatory
Kuopio University Hospital
Savonia University of Applied Sciences

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Responsible Party: Tarja Välimäki, Principal Investigator, University of Eastern Finland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03080870    
Other Study ID Numbers: JOYof ART
First Posted: March 15, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 15, 2017
Last Verified: March 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
Keywords provided by Tarja Välimäki, University of Eastern Finland:
Art intervention
Quality of Life
Well-being
Physical performance
Family caregivers
Older adults