Museum visit for Social Isolation

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
CRIUGM, Montréal, Canada
Social Isolation+1 More
Museum visit - Other
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

In recent years, museums have participated in the patient care journey by using art to enhance their quality of life and well-being. Since 2015, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) and Dr. Beauchet have developed an Action-Research program exploring the effects of participatory art activities for community elders conducted at the MMFA, known as the Arts & Longevity Lab (ALL). The mandate of ALL is to improve the well-being, quality of life and health (i.e. mental and physical state) of individuals and patients through the practice of visual arts activities (i.e. arts that produce objects perceived by the eyes). Since 2019, the MMFA has developed in collaboration with Médecins Francophones du Canada museum visits prescribed by a primary care physician as a new intervention. Today, it is necessary to improve the knowledge on the effects of this museum visit prescription The overall objective of this study is to examine the effects of a visit to the MMFA prescribed by a primary care physician on the mental health (well-being and quality of life) of patients living in Montreal.

Eligible Conditions

  • Social Isolation
  • Quality of Life (QOL)

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 3 months

3 months
Physical Health Status
Prescribing context
Quality of life
Satisfaction from the visit to the museum
Social Isolation

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

123 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Museum visit · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Museum visit · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 3 months
Closest Location: CRIUGM · Montréal, Canada
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2019First Recorded Clinical Trial
4 TrialsResearching Social Isolation
1 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Centre integre universitaire de sante et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-MontréalLead Sponsor
6 Previous Clinical Trials
3,661 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Social Isolation
648 Patients Enrolled for Social Isolation

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have Internet access at home with an electronic device.
You have no dementia.\n

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.