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Behavioural Intervention

Music Playlists for Grief

Led By Diana A Wang, BA
Research Sponsored by Brown University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up baseline and week 1
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This trial aims to see if making a music playlist can help people who have lost a spouse or life partner cope with their grief more effectively. Participants will fill out a survey about music and grief, have

Who is the study for?
This trial is for members of HopeHealth's Spouse/Life Partner Grief Support group who can hear well enough to enjoy music. They need a device that can play music from services like YouTube, Apple Music, or Spotify and must be able to complete surveys in English.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests if creating a personal musical playlist helps people grieving the loss of a spouse or life partner process their emotions more effectively. It involves pre- and post-assessment surveys and a guided session to create the playlist.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
There are no direct physical side effects expected from participating in this trial as it involves listening to and creating playlists of music.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline and week 1
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline and week 1 for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change from Baseline in Music's Impact on Mental Health and Well-Being
Change from Baseline in the Importance of Music in Participant's Life
Qualitative Learning Moments After Music Playlist Creation

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Creating Musical PlaylistExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participants created a musical playlist over 1 week based on themes and emotions from their grief journey.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

The Miriam HospitalOTHER
241 Previous Clinical Trials
37,558 Total Patients Enrolled
Brown UniversityLead Sponsor
459 Previous Clinical Trials
559,327 Total Patients Enrolled
Sarah DeCosta, LMHCStudy DirectorHopeHealth
~0 spots leftby Aug 2024