Laughter Therapy Effects on Mood, Stress and Self-efficacy in People With Neurological Diseases.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02750982|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 26, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 23, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alzheimer's Disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Brain Injury Huntington's Disease Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson's Disease Stroke Spinal Cord Injury||Other: Laughter Therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||24 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||A Single-Arm Prospective Investigation of the Effects of Laughter Therapy on Mood, Stress, and Self-Efficacy in People With Central Nervous System Disorders.|
|Study Start Date :||July 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2018|
Experimental: Laughter therapy
effects of Laughter therapy (LT) on mood, self-efficacy and other wellness measures in people with neurological conditions.
Other: Laughter Therapy
Laughter Therapy (LT) involves simple exercises using playfulness, eye contact and chanting in forms of laughter. LT will be taught by a certified LT instructor in a group session. There will be 8 sessions per group with each session attended by 8-12 participants and lasting 60 minutes
- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9, for depression) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline to 8 weeks ]Outcome measures will be completed at baseline, active-phase completion at week 8 and post-active phase week 8 (16 weeks post-start of active phase).
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale (GAD-7, for anxiety) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline to 8 weeks ]Outcome measures will be completed at baseline, active-phase completion at week 8 and post-active phase week 8 (16 weeks post-start of active phase).
- The General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline to 8 weeks ]Outcome measures will be completed at baseline, active-phase completion at week 8 and post-active phase week 8 (16 weeks post-start of active phase).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02750982
|Contact: Canan Akture, CRCemail@example.com|
|Contact: Carey Gonzales, CRCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Washington|
|Kirkland, Washington, United States, 98034|
|Contact: Canan Akture, Research Coordinator 425-899-5393 email@example.com|
|Contact: Carey Gonzales, Research Coordinator 425-899-5374 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Theodore R Brown, MD, MPH|
|Principal Investigator:||Theodore R Brown, MD, MPH||Evergreen Healthcare|