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Summary

for people ages 60 years and up (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion:

Description

Summary

The investigators will recruit 450 older adults and will utilize 12 Administration on Aging (AoA)-supported senior centers to implement a multisite, cluster randomized (by center), wait-list clinical trial. Centers will be randomized to receive the choir program immediately (intervention group) or after a 6-month delayed intervention phase (control group). The community choirs will be led by professional music directors. The investigators will assess both primary and secondary outcomes at baseline, 6 and 12 months, with the main intervention group comparison being at 6 months. The investigators will also evaluate the start-up and ongoing program costs for senior centers, including cost/person served and determine quality adjusted life years. The hypotheses are: 1. Compared to delayed intervention controls, participation in a community choir program will be associated with improvements/maintenance on the primary outcomes of physical function (balance, walking speed, strength), depressive symptoms, and cognition (executive function and memory) at 6 months. The investigators also predict within-group improvements on these primary outcomes at 12 months. 2. Compared to delayed intervention controls, participation in a community choir program will be associated with improvements in the secondary outcomes of well-being (depressive symptoms, loneliness, resilience, social participation, health-related quality of life, shortness of breath, functional status, falls, and health services use) at 6 months. The investigators also predict within-group improvements on these secondary outcomes at 12 months.

Official Title

Community Choirs To Promote Healthy Aging And Independence Of Older Adults

Keywords

Well Being Low income Choir singing Spanish speaking Community based Seniors 60+ aged adults

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 60 years and up

  • Age 60 and older
  • Living independently
  • Have adequate visual and auditory acuity (with correction) to complete testing
  • Speak English or Spanish (including both bilingual and monolingual Spanish speakers)

You CAN'T join if...

  • A baseline diagnosis of dementia, determined by the screening tool
  • Have an unstable or serious medical condition that would limit participation in the weekly choir sessions or assessments, including current (but not prior) severe psychiatric disorder
  • Currently singing in a choir, within the last 6 months
  • Plans to move out of the area within 12 months

Location

  • UCSF Institute for Health & Aging accepting new patients
    San Francisco, California, 94118, United States

Details

Status
in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
Links
http://www.communityofvoices.org/
ID
NCT01869179
Lead Scientist
Julene K Johnson
Study Type
Interventional
Last Updated
January 2015