Music Interventions for Dementia and Depression in ELderly care (MIDDEL):
International multicentre cluster-randomised controlled trial
MIDDEL is an international project hosted by GAMUT – The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, a twin center collaboration between NORCE Norwegian Research Centre and University of Bergen, which links the pioneering Australian study site with study sites in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
MIDDEL is a multinational pragmatic cluster-randomised trial to determine the effectiveness of two music-based approaches (group music therapy, recreational choir singing) for reducing depression symptoms in people living with dementia, and to examine mechanisms and heterogeneity of treatment effects.
Period: from November 2017 to April 2023
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03496675
Published protocol: Gold, C., Eickholt, J., Assmus J., Stige, B., Wake, J.D., Baker, F., . . . Geretsegger, M. (2019). Music Interventions for Dementia and Depression in ELderly care (MIDDEL): Protocol and statistical analysis plan for a multinational cluster-randomised trial. BMJ Open, 9, e023436. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023436
- The project has received funding by the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) within a transnational call for multinational research projects on personalised medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.
The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) is the largest global research initiative aimed at tackling the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases. JPND aims to increase coordinated investment between participating countries in research aimed at finding causes, developing cures, and identifying appropriate ways to care for those with neurodegenerative diseases - www.jpnd.eu
- Data collection in Australia is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC ID APP1137853; official project start: April 01, 2018).
The core team at GAMUT, NORCE, are:
- Christian Gold | Principal investigator until April 2021
- Vigdis Sveinsdottir | Co-investigator and Principal investigator from May 2021
- Monika Geretsegger | Project coordinator
- Brynjulf Stige | Co-investigator
- Jörg Assmus | Biostatistician
- Jo Dugstad Wake | Information scientist
Collaborating institutions and individuals:
- Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany: Gunter Kreutz, Antje Timmer
- University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands: Sytse Zuidema, Sarah Janus, Annemiek C. Vink
- Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University, Turkey: Burçin Uçaner Çifdalöz
- University of Nottingham, UK: Justine Schneider
- University of Melbourne, Australia: Felicity Baker (Principal investigator for the Australian part of the project); Imogen Clark, Claire Lee, Jeanette Tamplin (Co-investigators); Tanara Sousa (Health economist)
More details will follow soon ...