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The main objective of this study was to assess changes in the quality of life of patients in a Palliative Care Unit via the symptoms by the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) before and one hour after the passage of a clown therapist .
The secondary objectives of this study are to evaluate before versus after the intervention of clowns therapists:
A. Changes in the quality of life at two days after the intervention (using the ESAS).
B. The quality of life before and two days after the intervention via the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire.
C. The quality of life of patients after the intervention as assessed by semi-structured interviews conducted by the department psychologist.
D. The quality of life of caregivers after the intervention as assessed by semi-structured interviews conducted by the department psychologist.
E. Employee satisfaction at the end of the intervention period in the department as assessed by semi-structured interviews conducted by the department psychologist.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
CHRU de Nîmes - Hôpital Universitaire Carémeau
Nîmes Cedex 09
Not yet recruiting
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nīmes
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-11-22T22:05:44-0500
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