The Effects of Different Interior Decorations in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
St. Olavs Hospital
County of South-Trondelag,Trondheim, Norway.
Information provided by:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00184132
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: June 7, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

The pupose of the study is to compare effects of treatment of patients acutely admitted to a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with either a sparsely decorated interior or interior decorations like an ordinary, Norwegian home.


Condition Intervention
Acute Psychiatry
Procedure: Treatment in PICU

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Different Interior Decorations in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.

Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of stay
  • Scores on general psychiatric rating scales (PANSS)
  • Scores on violent or threatening incidents (SOAS)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Therapheutic steps daily in the two groups

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: November 2000
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The PICU in Østmarka psychiatric department, St. Olavs Hospital contains 2 identical parts. Each part contains 2 beds. The PICU had a traditional spasely decorated interior. In cooperation with architects and the county building authorities one of the parts were redecorated to an interior like an ordinary Norwegian home. All patients admitted the the PICU were semi-randomized to either traditional or "Norwegian home" interior decorations. Symptoms, behaviour, and treatment were evaluated at admittance, day 3 and discharge from the PICU

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients acutely admitted to the PICU, St. Olavs Hospital, Østmarka dep.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with dementia or mental retardation to an extensive degree.
  • Patients not speaking Norwegian or English
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Locations
Norway
Østmarka psychiatric Department, St. Olavs Hospital
Trondheim, Norway, 7441
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
County of South-Trondelag,Trondheim, Norway.
Investigators
Study Chair: Olav M Linaker, Professor Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  More Information

No publications provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Professor Olav Linaker, Norwegian University of Science and Tecnology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00184132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AEV-00
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: June 7, 2010
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
Psychiatry
Interior decoration
Seclusion

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014