Music Therapy Intervention to Reduce Caregiver Distress at the End of Life


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-005811
    NCT ID: NCT03322228
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-005811

About this study

This is a study to assess the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a music therapy intervention for caregivers of hospitalized patients who are referred to inpatient hospice.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age > 18 years
  2. Self-identified caregiver
  3. English-speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Unable to provide consent

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kevin Whitford, M.D., M.S.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Michelle McKenna


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