Evaluation of Emotion Management Skill Strengthening in Chronically Ill Patients, Benefiting From Creative and Physical Activities

2016-09-22 20:53:30 | BioPortfolio


There are very few studies on emotion management in chronically ill patients. They usually include small sample size (less than 30 persons) and are not randomized controlled trials. However, emotion management is an essential coping skill in mental well-being and quality of life and is the subject of numerous studies in psychology.The investigators hypothesized that a creative and physical activities combination in chronically ill will promote the strengthening of emotion management skill. The investigators will conduct an innovating study combining quantitative and qualitative variables in a randomized controlled trial to confirm our hypothesis.


1. Surveyors will conduct a first interview with patients (within an association "La Fabrique Créative de Santé" that provides free activities to chronically ill) , in order to collect data on emotion management and quality of life perception and to assess expectations regarding the activities. At the end of the interview, patients will be randomized in two groups.

2. In arm 1, patients choose one creative activity (evolutive art-therapy, writing workshop, theatre, singing) and one physical activity (pilates, mindfulness meditation, shiatsu, ayurvedic massage) that they will practice during the following six months.

3. In arm 2, patients will follow the same pattern but will start activities 6 months later.

4. After 6 months data on patients emotion management and quality of life perception will be collected again and interviews will be conducted regarding their overall satisfaction of the activities.

5. Every six months during one year, data will be collected by mail or e-mail.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Emotion Management Skill


patients choose one creative activity and one physical activity


Not yet recruiting


Nantes University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-09-22T20:53:30-0400

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