Workshops for Veterans With Vision and Hearing Loss (DSLW)
This is a pilot study of workshops to help Veterans with both vision and hearing loss live a happier, fuller and less stressful life. The results will be used to guide the development of a large scale clinical trial.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Pilot Study: Self Management Groups for Veterans With Dual Sensory Loss|
- Profile of Mood States will measure psychosocial adaptation to dual sensory loss [ Time Frame: baseline to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Sixty five item questionnaire assessing reports of recent mood states along a 5 item response scale. The POMS provides 7 scores, 1 Total Mood Disturbance score and 6 mood factor scores: Depression-dejection; Anger-hostility; Vigor-activity; Fatigue-inertia; Confusion-bewilderment; and Tension-anxiety. A score of 30 on any of the mood factor scores. A table of comparative populations, with the Total Mood Disturbance score means and standard deviations is provided.
|Study Start Date:||November 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Arm 1
DSL workshop participants. Three to five Veterans with DSL.
Behavioral: DSL Workshop
A series of 6 weekly 2 hour interactive workshops for Veterans with age-related Dual Sensory Loss that provide instruction, skills training, exercises and facilitated interaction among peers.
Other Name: Dual Sensory Loss Self Management Groups
This pilot study will enrolled 13 Veterans with Dual Sensory Loss (DSL), age 65 to over 89. The project headquarters in the Portland Oregon VAMC will be tasked with the development of the workshops and writing of a Curriculum and Procedures Manual. The Atlanta VAMC research collaborators enrolled the 13 Veterans. Staff turnover reduced time available for enrollment and data collection. We therefore eliminated the original comparison group design and this study had only one experimental intervention arm and no control intervention or other arm. Veterans were chronologically enrolled who responded to recruitment letters and who passed telephone and onsite screening. The intervention consisted of six weekly two hour workshops providing information, skills training and exercises about self-managing DSL effects on daily life. Preliminary effectiveness data was collected and analyzed, and a large scale clinical trial will be proposed as a followup to explore the efficacy of this management approach. This study data tracked pre and post intervention within subject changes.
|United States, Georgia|
|Atlanta VA Medical and Rehab Center, Decatur|
|Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30033|
|United States, Oregon|
|VA Medical Center, Portland|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97201|
|Principal Investigator:||Mitchel B Turbin||VA Medical Center, Portland|