Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
25/08/2009
Date assigned
28/09/2009
Last edited
04/07/2011
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Stephen Clift

ORCID ID

Contact details

Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health
Canterbury Christ Church University
University Centre Folkestone
Folkestone
CT20 1JG
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1303 220870
stephen.clift@canterbury.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PB-PG-0408-16038

Study information

Scientific title

The health benefits of a participative community music programme for older people (Silver Song Clubs): a controlled evaluation single centre randomised unblinded trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Primary hypothesis:
Singing groups for older people improve both physical and mental aspects of quality of life when compared with usual activities.

Secondary hypotheses:
1. Singing groups for older people are more cost effective than usual activities
2. Singing groups for older people reduce anxiety and depression when compared with usual activities

Ethics approval

Added 16/03/2010:
Surrey Research Ethics Committee approved on the 20th January 2010 (ref: 10/H1109/5)

Study design

Single centre randomised unblinded controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

General health status

Intervention

Intervention: 90 - 120 minutes group singing and related activities, weekly for 12 weeks, with follow up measures for a further 12 weeks.
Control: Usual activities

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Health related quality of life measured with 12-item short form health survey (SF-12) at baseline, 12 weeks (post-intervention) and 24 weeks.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Health utility, measured with EQ-5D at baseline, 12 weeks (post-intervention) and 24 weeks
2. Anxiety and depression measured with Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) at baseline, 12 weeks (post-intervention) and 24 weeks
3. Service use questionnaire at baseline, 12 and 24 weeks

Overall trial start date

01/01/2010

Overall trial end date

31/12/2011

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Community dwelling volunteers
2. Aged 60+ years, either sex
3. Able to give informed consent and complete questionnaires

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

240

Participant exclusion criteria

Individuals unable to give informed consent or complete questionnaires.

Recruitment start date

01/01/2010

Recruitment end date

31/12/2011

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health
Folkestone
CT20 1JG
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)

Sponsor details

c/o Professor Susan Holmes
Director of Research and Development
Faculty of Health and Social Care
North Holmes Road
Canterbury
CT1 1QU
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1227 782632
susan.holmes@canterbury.ac.uk

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (UK) - Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) (ref: PB-PG-0408-16038)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. 2011 protcol in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21356071

Publication citations

  1. Protcol

    Skingley A, Clift SM, Coulton SP, Rodriguez J, The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a participative community singing programme as a health promotion initiative for older people: protocol for a randomised controlled trial., BMC Public Health, 2011, 11, 142, doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-142.

Additional files

Editorial Notes