The Impact of a Humor Seminar on General Well Being, Quality of Life and Psychological Distress Among Community Dwelling Elders
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01414218|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 11, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 11, 2011
- Senior citizens living in the community who participate in a humor seminar will have improved health quality of life compared to those not participating in the seminar.
- Senior citizens living in the community who participate in a humor seminar will have improved general well being compared to those not participating in the seminar
- Senior citizens living in the community who participate in a humor seminar will have decreased psychological distress compared to those not participating in the seminar
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Improve Mental Health||Behavioral: Humor as a Way of Life Seminar||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||92 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Influence of Humor as a Way of Life on Well Being, Quality of Life and Immune Function|
|Study Start Date :||January 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2011|
Experimental: Humor as Way of Life Seminar
See description of study in previous section for further details.
Behavioral: Humor as a Way of Life Seminar
One session per week lasting 2-3 hours per session for 4 months. Sessions will include the videotaping of humorous stories or situations and instruction related to strategies to incorporate humor into everyday life.
- General Well Being [ Time Frame: after 6 months ]General Well Being as measured by the General Well Being Scale
- Psychological Distress [ Time Frame: after 6 months ]Psychological distress as measured by the Brief Symptom Inventory
- Health Quality of Life [ Time Frame: after 6 months ]Health Quality of Life as measured by the Rand Health Survey
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01414218
|Principal Investigator:||Freda Dekeyser Ganz, PhD||Hadassah Hebrew University|