To Examine the Effect of a View of Nature on Patient's Stress and Anxiety (Skyceiling)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01667705|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 17, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2016
- Rationale: Recently, research that demonstrates a clear relationship between the built healthcare environment and the health and wellbeing of patients has come available. Patients in a CT scan suite are usually anxious. The environment has been shown to lower stress; a painting or piece of art for example, can capture and hold attention and thereby lower negative thoughts and evoke positive emotions. Sights of nature have demonstrated to be especially effective in recuperating from stress, presumably because the human brain has evolved in a natural environment. The current study will investigate the effects of exposure to nature in the CT scan suite. A SkyCeiling, a large, slightly illuminated, photographic illusion of a real sky view is placed above the CT scan. The main hypothesis of this study is that a sky view will lead to a lower level of anxiety in the CT scan suite.
- Objective: The primary objective of this study is to examine the effect of a view of nature on a patient's stress and anxiety. Secondary objectives are to study the effects of a view of nature on a patient's environmental appraisals of the CT suite, satisfaction with the provided service, and trust in the healthcare provider.
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Official Title:||Patient Experience in the CT Scan Suite|
|Study Start Date :||March 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2013|
SkyCeiling during CT-Suite visit
Patients in the trial group are exposed to the SkyCeiling during their procedure.
No SkyCeiling during CT-Suite visit
Patients in the trial group are not exposed to the SkyCeiling during their procedure.
- stress and anxiety measured with questionnaires and physiological parameters [ Time Frame: 30 minutes During CT-scan visit ]
- environmental appraisals, mood, satisfaction with the provided service, time perception, and trust in the healthcare provider. [ Time Frame: 30 minutes during CT-scan visit ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01667705
|Rotterdam, Zuid Holland, Netherlands, 3015CE|
|Principal Investigator:||Karin Tanja-Dijkstra, docter||University of Twente|
|Study Chair:||Berend Koudstaal||Erasmus Medical Center|