Starlight Therapy in Palliative Care
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03716999|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 23, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 23, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Symptom Management||Other: Starlight Therapy||Not Applicable|
Starlight Therapy has been shown (see citation) to help alleviate end-of-life symptoms in Palliative Care patients and reduce the need for PRN or "as needed" medications. This study will investigate the efficacy of this intervention using a mixed-method analysis.
Starlight Therapy will be offered to patients with unpleasant end-of-life symptoms such as dyspnea, agitation, anxiety, restlessness and insomnia. The effect the Starlight Therapy has in helping alleviate these symptoms will be measured using the ESAS (Edmonton Symptom Assessment System) questionnaire at baseline and following a predetermined period of time of Starlight Therapy.
Three Starlight Projectors have been purchased for the unit where the study will take place: the Inpatient Palliative Care Unit 7A, Victoria General Hospital, Centennial Building. The funding was acquired by a Comfort & Care Grant from the QEII Foundation.
The results will be compiled and analyzed in a research paper "Concerning the Efficacy of Starlight Therapy as a Non-Pharmacological Nursing Intervention for Palliative Care Patients".
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Palliative Care Population|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Starlight Therapy as a Non-Pharmacological Nursing Intervention in Palliative Care|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||November 30, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 30, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 31, 2020|
Palliative Care Patients
Palliative care Patients meeting criteria will receive Starlight Therapy
Other: Starlight Therapy
Starlight Projector will be placed in patients' rooms and project starlight on the ceilings and walls in an effort to reduce unpleasant symptoms
- Using Starlight Therapy to measure Change in Unpleasant Symptoms in Palliative Care Patients as measured using the ESAS (Edmonton Symptom Assessment System) Scale. On a scale of 0-10, with 0 = no symptom and 10= symptom is worst outcome possible. [ Time Frame: 2 hours of Starlight Therapy ]Edmonton Assessment scale questionnaire will be completed before Starlight Therapy and after 2 hours.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03716999
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|Canada, Nova Scotia|
|Victoria General Hospital|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|