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Project ARTISAN: Fostering Aspiration and Resilience Through Intergenerational Storytelling and Arts-based Narratives (ARTISAN)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03593967
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 20, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Museum of Singapore
TOUCH Community Services
National Arts Council
Nanyang Polytechnic
NgeeAnn Polytechnic
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Andy Hau Yan Ho, PhD, EdD, Nanyang Technological University

Brief Summary:

This pilot study adopts a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach to develop a novel ARTISAN intergenerational arts programme that aims to promote life meaning, resilience and wellbeing, as well as to enhance social support and national identity, among the older and younger generations Singapore. Utilizing a wait-list Randomized Controlled Trial design, 30 elderlies and 30 youths (N=60) will be invited to participate in a 5-weeks, 10-hours intervention programme.

Through the integrative processes of curated museum visits (art space), facilitated storytelling (art facilitation), creative art-making and reflective writing (art content), the intervention will focus on the exploration of five unique themes to engage senior-youth dyads. They include: (a) Discovering National Heritage, (b) Strengthening Social Bonds, (c) Overcoming Adversities and Resilience, (d) Building Dreams and Aspirations, and (e) Sharing Stories and Legacies.

Quantitative data obtained before and after the intervention will be triangulated with qualitative data generated from feasibility focus groups and reflective writings to explore its potential benefits and benefiting processes in achieving the aforementioned outcomes. To encourage social change and empowerment, public art exhibitions showcasing the artworks from this programme will also be held within the community. The findings from this study will form the foundation for a larger Population Health Project on Arts and Wellness.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Intergenerational Relations Loneliness Identity, Social Behavioral: ARTISAN Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 68 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Based on availability of schedule, participants will sign up for one of the 4 groups available (ie. 2 intervention groups and 2 wait-list control group). Wellbeing and self-concept assessments will be conducted for all groups at baseline (T1), thereafter the intervention groups will undergo a 5-weeks 15-hour ARTISAN intergenerational arts programme that integrates curated museum visits, facilitated storytelling, creative art-making, and reflective writing for exploring and sharing life narratives on heritage, adversity, strengths and unity, with the aim to foster aspirations, resilience, wellbeing and social cohesion. Upon completion of programme among the intervention group, all 4 groups will be assessed again (T2), and thereafter, the wait-listed controlled group will received the same 5-week 15-hour programme. At the end of all intervention components, a final exit assessment will be conducted on all groups (T3).
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Project ARTISAN: Fostering Aspiration and Resilience Through Intergenerational Storytelling and Arts-based Narratives
Actual Study Start Date : April 23, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 1, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 1, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention Group
Youths and seniors in the intervention group will be paired to receive a novel five-week (3 hours/ week) bilingual (English/ Mandarin), intergenerational arts programme which includes guided museum tours, collaborative art-making and story telling as well as reflective writing. These sessions will be held at the National Museum, and facilitated by experienced artists and trained art therapists.
Behavioral: ARTISAN

In the first four weeks, dyads will engage in museum tours facilitated by a docent from the National Museum, followed by a guided storytelling/art-making session (inspired by the artifacts in the gallery), writing activity and group sharing/debrief. The first three weeks of art making will be pair-work by the seniors and youth, while the fourth week will be a collaborative art piece that is created by all participants in the working group. In the last week, the participants will be involved in a mini-exhibition where they will share their works with the group and members of the public, and engage in guided reflection on each other's artworks.

The main content and discussion point for each session are as follows:

  • Week 1: Food and Play as our National Heritage
  • Week 2: Our Voices, Our Singapore: Strengthening Bonds
  • Week 3: Overcoming Adversities: Stories of Resilience
  • Week 4: Beholding the Future: Dreams and Aspirations
  • Week 5: Passing It On: The Stories We Share

Experimental: Waitlist Control Group
Participants will serve as a waitlist control group before receiving the intervention that the intervention group receives at the end of 5 weeks.
Behavioral: ARTISAN

In the first four weeks, dyads will engage in museum tours facilitated by a docent from the National Museum, followed by a guided storytelling/art-making session (inspired by the artifacts in the gallery), writing activity and group sharing/debrief. The first three weeks of art making will be pair-work by the seniors and youth, while the fourth week will be a collaborative art piece that is created by all participants in the working group. In the last week, the participants will be involved in a mini-exhibition where they will share their works with the group and members of the public, and engage in guided reflection on each other's artworks.

The main content and discussion point for each session are as follows:

  • Week 1: Food and Play as our National Heritage
  • Week 2: Our Voices, Our Singapore: Strengthening Bonds
  • Week 3: Overcoming Adversities: Stories of Resilience
  • Week 4: Beholding the Future: Dreams and Aspirations
  • Week 5: Passing It On: The Stories We Share




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ego-Resilience [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at three time points: [T1] baseline; [T2] immediately post-intervention/second baseline (5 weeks post T1); and [T3] 5 weeks follow-up/ immediately post-intervention (5 weeks post T2) ]
    The 14-item Ego-Resilience Revised Scale (ER-89) assesses trait resilience. Participants will be asked to indicate their agreement for statements on a 7-point likert scale. Overall average scores and subscale scores on Active engagement with the world, Integrated performance under stress and Repertoire of (social, personal and cognitive) problem solving strategies will be calculated. Higher values represent greater levels of resilience.

  2. Social Connectedness [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at three time points: [T1] baseline; [T2] immediately post-intervention/second baseline (5 weeks post T1); and [T3] 5 weeks follow-up/ immediately post-intervention (5 weeks post T2) ]
    The 8-item Social Connectedness Scale (SCS) assesses Social Connectedness. Participants will be asked to indicate their agreement for statements on a 6-point likert scale. An overall score will be calculated, with higher scores reflecting a greater sense of connectedness. Potential scores range from 8 - 48.

  3. National Identity [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at three time points: [T1] baseline; [T2] immediately post-intervention/second baseline (5 weeks post T1); and [T3] 5 weeks follow-up/ immediately post-intervention (5 weeks post T2) ]
    The revised 15-item National Identity Scale (NATID) assesses multiple domains of National Identity. Participants will be asked to indicate their agreement for statements on a 7-point likert scale. Overall average subscale scores for National Heritage, Culture Homogeneity and Belief system will be calculated. Higher values represent greater levels of National Identity.

  4. Loneliness [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at three time points: [T1] baseline; [T2] immediately post-intervention/second baseline (5 weeks post T1); and [T3] 5 weeks follow-up/ immediately post-intervention (5 weeks post T2) ]
    The 8-item UCLA Loneliness Scale (ULS-8) assesses Loneliness. Participants will be asked to indicate their agreement for statements on a 4-point scale. An overall score will be calculated, with higher scores reflecting a greater sense of loneliness. Potential score ranges from 8 - 32.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at three time points: [T1] baseline; [T2] immediately post-intervention/second baseline (5 weeks post T1); and [T3] 5 weeks follow-up/ immediately post-intervention (5 weeks post T2) ]
    The 8-item World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-8 (WHOQoL-8) measures subjective quality of life. Participants will be asked to respond to questions about areas of their lives on a 5-point likert scale. An overall score will be calculated, with higher values representing greater quality of life. Potential scores range from 8 - 40.

  2. Life Satisfaction [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at three time points: [T1] baseline; [T2] immediately post-intervention/second baseline (5 weeks post T1); and [T3] 5 weeks follow-up/ immediately post-intervention (5 weeks post T2) ]
    The single-item Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) measures life satisfaction. Participants will be asked to respond on a 4-point scale with higher values representing better life satisfaction.

  3. Life Meaning [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at three time points: [T1] baseline; [T2] immediately post-intervention/second baseline (5 weeks post T1); and [T3] 5 weeks follow-up/ immediately post-intervention (5 weeks post T2) ]
    The 'Presence of Meaning' Subscale from the Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ) is a 5-item measure to assess the participant's sense of meaning in life. Participants will be asked to respond to statements about meaning on a 7-point scale with higher scores indicating a greater sense of life meaning. An overall score will be calculated.

  4. Compassion [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at three time points: [T1] baseline; [T2] immediately post-intervention/second baseline (5 weeks post T1); and [T3] 5 weeks follow-up/ immediately post-intervention (5 weeks post T2) ]
    The 5-item Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale (SCBCS) measures participant's sense of compassion towards others. Participants will be asked to rate statements on a 7-point scale. An overall average score will be calculated, with larger values representing a higher degree of compassion.

  5. Social Support [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at three time points: [T1] baseline; [T2] immediately post-intervention/second baseline (5 weeks post T1); and [T3] 5 weeks follow-up/ immediately post-intervention (5 weeks post T2) ]
    Three subscales from the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey (MOS-SS) will be used to measure social support. Specifically, the 8-item Emotional/Informational Support subscale, the 4-item Positive Social Interactions as well as the 3-item Affectionate Support. Participants will be asked to rate on a 5-point likert scale. Subscale scores will be calculated, with higher values representing greater sense of social support.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Youths: Aged 18 to 35
  • Seniors: Aged 60 and above
  • No mobility issues
  • Able to provide informed consent (or assent)
  • Not suffering from major mental health problems

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to provide consent
  • Suffering from major mental health problems

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03593967


Locations
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Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore, Singapore, 637332
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nanyang Technological University
National Museum of Singapore
TOUCH Community Services
National Arts Council
Nanyang Polytechnic
NgeeAnn Polytechnic
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Andy HY Ho Nanyang Techological University

Publications:
Ho, A.H.Y., Chui, C.H.K., Borschel, M. (2017). Understanding and managing youth and elderly suicide in Developed East Asia: The imperative of compassion in public health. In G. Cox & N. Thompson (eds.), Handbook of Traumatic Loss: A Guild to Theory and Practice (Chapter 8, pp. 107-122). UK: Routledge.
Ho, A.H.Y. (2017). The Arts for Ageing Well: A Singapore Experience. Keynote Speaker at the Arts in Eldercare Symposium 2017. Singapore, 6 September 2017.
Ho, A.H.Y., Ho, R.H.M., Pang, J. Ortega, E., & Ma, S.H.X. (2018). Research Report on the Arts for Ageing Well - A Landscape Study on Art Participation and Holistic Wellbeing among Current and Future Older Generations of Singapore. Singapore: Action Research for Community Health, Nanyang Technological University.
Ho, A.H.Y., & Tan-Ho, G. (2018) Mindful-Compassion Art Therapy: A Handbook for Practitioners. Singapore: Action Research for Community Health (ARCH), Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University.
Ho, R.T.H., Potash, J.S., Ho, A.H.Y., Ho, V.F.L. & Chen, E.Y.H. (2016). Reducing mental illness stigma and fostering empathic citizenship: Community arts collaborative approach. Social Work in Mental Health, 15(4), 469-485, DOI: 10.1080/15332985.2016.1236767

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Responsible Party: Andy Hau Yan Ho, PhD, EdD, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03593967     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB-2018-01-005
First Posted: July 20, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Andy Hau Yan Ho, PhD, EdD, Nanyang Technological University:
wellbeing
intergenerational arts
aspiration
resilience
storytelling
art making
seniors
youth