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Trial from ANZCTR

The effect of an intervention – ESSENCE - involving a mindfulness based lifestyle program on symptoms in adults with disability congruent with stage 2 (Hoehn and Yahr staging) Parkinson’s disease: a randomised two-group concurrent control, before and after, study

  • Recruitment status at the time of last update
    Not yet recruiting
  • What is the status of the ethics application?
    Ethics status: Approved
  • Prospective – trial registered prior to recruitment of first participant.

    Retrospective – trial registered after recruitment of first participant.
    Prospectively registered
  • Has the trial been updated in the last 12 months?
    Not up to date
    (Last updated: 18/12/2012)
  • Ethics status: Approved
    What is the status of the ethics application?
  • Not up to date
    Has the trial been updated in the last 6 months?
Key trial Information

Trial ID

ACTRN12612000440820

Date registered

18 April 2012

Health condition

Stage 2 (Hoehn and Yahr staging) Parkinsons disease, Mental health

Recruitment countries

Australia

Recruitment status

Not yet recruiting

Anticipated date of first participant enrolment

23 April 2012

Ethics application status

Approved

Brief summary

We aim to conduct a mixed methods evaluation of the impact on patients of a 6 week mindfulness and Essence based lifestyle program with community living adults with disability congruent with stage 2 (Hoehn and Yahr staging) Parkinson’s Disease.
Quantitative study aims. To determine whether:
1. Participation in a 6 week mindfulness and Essence based lifestyle program improves PD disease related function in patients with disability consistent with stage 2 Parkinson’s disease?

2. In these patients, does the Essence program influence patient a) health beliefs; b) mental and emotional health; c) health locus of control?
Qualitative study aims. To better understand:
3. What are the experiences of patients with PD attending the mindfulness based intervention?
4. Beliefs about disease management before and after the program?
5. How attitudes towards their health efficacy evolve over the course of the program?
6. What aspects of the program were most valuable and meaningful?
7. How people engaged with the program?

Eligibility

Key inclusion criteria

Eligibility criteria require that all volunteer participants:
* Are 70 years old or younger
* Are fluent in English
* Can attend at least 4 of 6 sessions of a the mindfulness based lifestyle program
* Are community living adults with disability congruent with stage 2 Parkinson’s disease (Hoehn and Yahr staging) i.e. can answer ‘yes’ to the two following questions
** Do you have problems of shaking (tremor), stiffness or difficulty with movements on both sides of your body?
** Most of the time you can you walk straight and stand up without assistance? (i.e. not severe)

Minimum age

18 Years

Maximum age

70 Years

Gender

Both males and females

Key exclusion criteria

Excluded if they cannot commit to attending at least 4 of 6 sessions of a the mindfulness based lifestyle program

Contact details and further information

Primary Sponsor

Type: Other Collaborative groups
Name: Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit
Address: Monash University, 314B Thomas Street Dandenong, Victoria, Australia 3175.
Country: Australia

Contact person for information and recruitment

BREANNA WOTHERSPOON
PARKINSON'S VICTORIA, PO Box 2606 Cheltenham VIC 3192
Australia
+61 (3) 9581 8700
breanna@parkinsons-vic.org.au