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Workshops for Veterans With Vision and Hearing Loss (DSLW)

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. Identifier: NCT01109576
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 23, 2010
Results First Posted : September 29, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2015
Atlanta VA Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development ( US Department of Veterans Affairs )

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Deafness Blindness Behavioral: DSL Workshop Early Phase 1

Detailed Description:
This pilot study will enrolled 13 Veterans with Dual Sensory Loss (DSL), age 65 to over 89. The project headquarters in the Portland Oregon Veterans Affairs Medical Center 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.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 13 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Pilot Study: Self Management Groups for Veterans With Dual Sensory Loss
Study Start Date : November 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 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

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Profile of Mood States Total Score. [ Time Frame: Change in Profile of Mood States Score from Baseline to 8 Weeks ]
    The change in Profile of Mood States total score is defined as the 8 week follow-up total score minus the baseline POMS total score. The scale measures change in mood states before and after treatment. The change score can range from -232 to 232, with negative values indicating greater reduction in emotional distress.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Veteran;
  • Vision loss > 20/70 better eye;
  • Hearing loss > 40 decibels better ear;
  • Cognition Within Normal Limits (WNL);
  • No behavioral flag or psychiatric diagnosis;
  • Documented psychosocial restrictions secondary to vision and hearing loss

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Vision and/or hearing can be corrected by surgical or pharmacological treatment;
  • Requires use of sign language interpreter

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01109576

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United States, Georgia
Atlanta VA Medical and Rehab Center, Decatur
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30033
United States, Oregon
VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97201
Sponsors and Collaborators
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Atlanta VA Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Mitchel Turbin, PhD Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

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Responsible Party: US Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT01109576     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C7460-P
First Posted: April 23, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: September 29, 2015
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development ( US Department of Veterans Affairs ):
pilot study
self management education
dual sensory loss
peer support groups
age related

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hearing Loss
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Vision Disorders
Eye Diseases