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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Using Video Images in Dementia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00704886
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2009
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
Information provided by:
Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:

BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) is the process in which patients plan for future medical care under circumstances of impaired decision-making. Video is an underutilized medium that can assist clinicians in discussions of future health states, such as the state of advanced dementia. Video may enable patients to visualize the future by concisely providing complex information vital for ACP. This study will examine whether the use of video could facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of advanced dementia and inform clinician-patient discussions about the level of care a patient would want in the event of advanced dementia.

RESEARCH PLAN: We propose to conduct a randomized trial studying ACP for 200 elderly subjects using a video depiction of a patient with dementia compared to the traditional verbal narrative. Specific aims 1 and 2 assess the effect of a video of advanced dementia on the clinical decision making of elderly subjects compared to the traditional verbal narrative.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dementia Other: video Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Outcome measures were what subjects wanted if they had advanced dementia.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Using Video Images in Dementia
Study Start Date : September 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dementia

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1
Experimental: 2
Other: video
video of dementia
Other Name: video decision aid

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. preferences [ Time Frame: at time of interview ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over 64

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Can't speak English

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00704886

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United States, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
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Principal Investigator: Angelo Volandes, MD MGH
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Angelo Volandes, MD PI, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00704886    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007p001264
First Posted: June 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2009
Last Verified: June 2009
Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders