Investigating the Impact of Multi-sensory Environments on Behavior During Assisted Bathing for Veterans With Dementia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03303638|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Dementia BPSD||Behavioral: Multi-sensory Environment||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||11 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Investigating the Impact of Multi-sensory Environments on Behavior During Assisted Bathing for Veterans With Dementia|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 23, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 19, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 19, 2019|
Multi-sensory Environment during bathing
The MSE intervention will be provided by an interactive waterproof fiber optic kit that includes: a light-emitting diode (LED) wall-washer light, a waterproof fiber optic cable that can be controlled by a waterproof switch held by the participant while bathing, showering, and or tub bathing, and a mobile MSE cart. The wall-washer LED light creates the illusion that the room is painted a variety of bright colors that can be changed by the veteran being bathed. The mobile MSE cart includes an LED solar projector providing visual sensory stimulation by projecting scenes on the wall, an aroma therapy diffuser and a portable bubble tube to create positive distraction during the bathing process.
Behavioral: Multi-sensory Environment
Multi-sensory environments (MSE), also known as Snoezelen® environments, are defined as behavioral environmental intervention to help people with cognitive and physical impairments reach sensory equilibrium. Typical elements within MSE include visual, auditory, tactile and olfactory stimuli, ergonomic vibro-acoustic furniture, bubble tubes, color-changing LED lighting solutions, music, fiber optics and aromatherapy.
- Behavior during assisted bathing [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ]Physically aggressive behaviors will be weighted per a three-level category scale: actual, attempted or none.
- Impact of MSE related to medication use [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ]Scatter plots indicating daily medication use will be overlaid with scatter plots indicating behavior to assess impact of MSE related to medication use.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03303638
|United States, Florida|
|Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center|
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32608|
|Lake City VA Medical Center|
|Lake City, Florida, United States, 32025|
|Principal Investigator:||Ronald I Shorr, MD||University of Florida & Veterans Health Administration|