Caring Connections: A Program to Alleviate Social Isolation and Loneliness in Individuals Living With Spinal Cord Injury

Alternative or complimentary methods
Mental health
Online since 12 May 2022, updated 654 days ago

About this trial

This study will use a randomized controlled design with an active attention control group to evaluate an intervention intended to reduce social isolation and loneliness in persons with SCI/D. The inte...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 90 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Ischemia

    Spinal cord stroke

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Alternative or complimentary methods

    Details

    The overall study objective is to conduct and evaluate a fully powered randomized control trial (RCT) to assess changes in loneliness and social isolation outcomes between the Caring Connections intervention and attention control condition in community-dwelling individuals with SCI/D. The Caring Connections intervention (described in detail below) is a peer-based, facilitated, letter writing program designed to provide feelings of social connectedness and moments of positivity to reduce loneliness and social isolation in persons with SCI/D.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Mental health

    Additional benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 22 Jun 2023
    • Organisation
    • Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 22 Jun 2023
    • Organisation
    • Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more