Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
27/07/2009
Date assigned
27/08/2009
Last edited
10/03/2011
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively 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

Mr Jan Sørensen

ORCID ID

Contact details

CAST - Centre for Applied Health Services Research & Technology Assessment
University of Southern Denmark
J.B. Winsløws Vej 9B
Odense
5000
Denmark

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

2005-41-4870

Study information

Scientific title

An interventional non-blinded randomised study in ten Danish nursing homes of the benefits of reminiscence

Acronym

Reminiscence

Study hypothesis

That the integration of reminiscence into daily nursing care would benefit nursing home residents and staff.

Ethics approval

The Danish guidelines regarding notification of studies to ethics committees specify that only trials involving the use of medicinal products, medical devices or collection of biological material should be sent for notification. As our study is based on questionnaires and interview examinations, and reminiscence is not considered a medical treatment, approval from an ethical committee was not required.

Study design

Interventional randomised non-blinded two-armed study

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

Nursing care

Intervention

Treatment arm 1:
Implementation of reminiscence: individual and group reminiscence sessions held with residents, supplemented by reminiscence boxes, posters and exhibitions. Duration: 1 year (August 2006 - August 2007). Nursing staff attended a training course to learn three forms of reminiscence: general reminiscence (group sessions run by 1 - 2 nurses for typically 2 - 8 residents with similar backgrounds or interests), specific reminiscence (sessions for 1 - 2 residents structured around a theme and tailored to the individual resident’s communication needs) and spontaneous reminiscence (informal use of comments during regular daily activities).

Treatment arm 2:
Usual nursing care. Duration: 1 year (August 2006 - August 2007).

Total duration of follow-up for all arms: 1 year.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Nurses' attitudes towards professional role and contact with residents. Baseline measurements were undertaken in March, May and August 2006; follow-up measurements were undertaken in March and August 2007.

Secondary outcome measures

Residents' quality of life (proxy assessment). Baseline measurements were undertaken in March, May and August 2006; follow-up measurements were undertaken in March and August 2007.

Overall trial start date

01/08/2005

Overall trial end date

30/09/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Nursing homes in the Mid-Jutland Region with at least 35 residents (either sex, no age limit) who were willing to participate in study
2. Signed informed consent from residents/relatives

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Other

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

350 nursing home residents

Participant exclusion criteria

Nursing homes that already used reminiscence on a systematic basis.

Recruitment start date

01/08/2005

Recruitment end date

30/09/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Denmark

Trial participating centre

CAST - Centre for Applied Health Services Research & Technology Assessment
Odense
5000
Denmark

Sponsor information

Organisation

Social Services Board of the Ministry for Social Affairs (Denmark)

Sponsor details

Skibhusvej 42
3. sal
Odense
5000
Denmark

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.servicestyrelsen.dk/wm141186

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Social Services Board of the Ministry for Social Affairs (Denmark) (ref: j. nr. 367-14)

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. 2010 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20525395

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Gudex C, Horsted C, Jensen AM, Kjer M, Sørensen J, Consequences from use of reminiscence--a randomised intervention study in ten Danish nursing homes., BMC Geriatr, 2010, 10, 33, doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-10-33.

Additional files

Editorial Notes