Listening for Leisure After Stroke "MELLO"

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Stroke is the biggest cause of disability in older adults. Early poststroke rehabilitation focuses primarily on physical disability and activities of daily living. By contrast, relatively little research attention has been paid to the potential for cognitive rehabilitation and mood enhancing interventions in the early stages after stroke. Low mood and cognitive difficulties with attention and memory are common post stroke leading to poorer recovery, emotional wellbeing and quality of life yet accessible and effective therapies are lacking.
Engagement in leisure activities may enhance recovery after stroke but participation in leisure activities is reduced following stroke. Music listening is a low cost and accessible leisure activity that has been suggested to improve mood and cognition poststroke. The investigators speculate that music listening may enhance control of attention in a similar way to mindfulness interventions, that have been demonstrated to be beneficial in the treatment of mood disorders. The investigators propose that adding a brief mindfulness intervention to music listening might enhance the effect on control of attention, with positive effects on cognition and mood poststroke but the feasibility and acceptability of this intervention needs to be evaluated before attempting a further trial assessing the effectiveness of this intervention. The investigators aim to recruit 100 patients within two weeks poststroke.
Participants will be randomly assigned to receive an 8 week music listening alone, music listening with brief mindfulness or audiobook listening intervention alongside treatment as usual. Neuropsychological assessment of cognition and mood will be performed at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months poststroke In addition, participants will be interviewed about their experience of engaging in the interventions.

Conditions

Interventions

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Recruitment rate at 6 month follow up from baseline 6 months No
Primary Treatment adherence at 6 month follow up from baseline 6 months No
Primary sample retention at 6 month follow up from baseline 6 months No
Secondary Change in overall cognition score at 6 months from baseline 6 months No
Secondary Change in attention, memory and executive function scores at 6 months from baseline 6 months No
Secondary Change in Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) scores at 6 months from baseline 6 months No
Secondary Changes in Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire short form (FFMQ-sf) 6 months No
Secondary Changes in Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory 4 (MPAI-4) scores 6 months No
Secondary Changes in Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust Regulation of Emotions Adaptability 6 months No
Secondary Changes in Metacognitions Questionnaire short form (MCQ-30) 6 months No
Secondary Likert ratings of participants' and therapist's experiences of treatment delivery. 6 months No

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