ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Consequences From Use of Reminiscence: a Randomised Intervention Study in Ten Danish Nursing Homes

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.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00937885
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2009
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Nørrebro Erindringscenter - the Danish Centre for Reminiscence
VIA University College
Information provided by:
University of Southern Denmark

Brief Summary:
Reminiscence is the systematic use of memories and recollections to strengthen self-identity and self-worth. The study aim was to investigate the consequences for nursing home residents and staff of integrating reminiscence into daily nursing care. Ten nursing homes were randomised into either an Intervention Group, who implemented reminiscence, or a Control Group, who continued with usual care. Data were collected at baseline and again 6 and 12 months after the intervention start. Results suggested that use of reminiscence can improve residents' quality of life and possibly delay progression in dementia symptoms. Nursing staff can experience greater satisfaction with personal and professional roles and develop a more positive view of the residents.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Consequences for Nursing Home Residents and Staff of Integrating Reminiscence Into Daily Nursing Care. Behavioral: Implementation of reminiscence Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : August 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Nursing Homes
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Implementation of reminiscence
Individual and group reminiscence sessions held with residents, supplemented by reminiscence boxes, posters and exhibitions.
Behavioral: Implementation of reminiscence
No Intervention: Usual nursing care



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Nurses' attitudes towards professional role and contact with residents [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Residents' quality of life (proxy assessment) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]


Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • nursing homes in the Mid-Jutland Region with at least one 35 residents who were willing to particpate in study
  • signed informed consent from residents/relatives

Exclusion Criteria:

  • nursing homes that already used reminiscence on a systematic basis
  • nursing homes with recent organisational changes/extensive staff training
  • residents in protected-environment units, were bed-ridden/terminally ill or on short-term placement.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00937885


Locations
Denmark
CAST - Centre for Applied Health Services Research & Technology Assessment, University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark
Nørrebro Erindringscenter - the Danish Centre for Reminiscence
VIA University College

Responsible Party: Charlotte Horsted, CAST - Centre for Applied Health Services Research & Technology Assessment
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00937885     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-41-4870
First Posted: July 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by University of Southern Denmark:
Reminiscence
Nursing home staff
Nursing home residents
Elderly