Development and Implementation of Evidence-Based Family-Oriented Support for Young Carers and Their Families in Germany

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2008 by University of Witten/Herdecke.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Witten/Herdecke
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00734942
First received: August 12, 2008
Last updated: December 22, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to develop and implement evidence-based and family-oriented support for young carers and their families in Germany. Hypothesis is that families' own support mechanisms, combined with externally provided support that is determined by the families' specific needs, will help to overcome their burden and enable families to live in the way they wish to despite chronic illness. This will lead to a measurable increase in HRQOL of children concerned.


Condition Intervention
Chronic Illness
Other: support service

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Improved Health-Related Quality of Life for Young Carers and Their Families in Germany on the Basis of Evidence-Based Family-Oriented Support

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Further study details as provided by University of Witten/Herdecke:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • health-related Quality of Life in children [ Time Frame: study start and after 5 month of intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
intervention group
Other: support service
  • professional partners for communication
  • befriending with other families concerned
  • information and education (about illness, symptoms, first aid, caring)
  • free-time activities and time out
  • homework assistance
  • administrative advise
  • support for everyday life
No Intervention: 2
waiting group

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children of mentally ill parents (chronic illness)
  • children of somatically ill parents (chronic illness)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • children of drug addicted parents
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00734942

Contacts
Contact: Sabine Metzing-Blau, Dr. 00492302926 ext 377 smetzing@uni-wh.de
Contact: Joerg grosse Schlarmann, MScN 00492302926 ext 377 schlarmann@uni-wh.de

Locations
Germany
Institute of Nursing Science Not yet recruiting
Witten, NRW, Germany, 58453
Contact: Sabine Metzing-Blau, Dr.    00492302926 ext 377    smetzing@uni-wh.de   
Contact: Joerg grosse Schlarmann, MScN    00492302926 ext 377    schlarmann@uni-wh.de   
Principal Investigator: Sabine Metzing-Blau, Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Joerg grosse Schlarmann, MScN         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Witten/Herdecke
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sabine Metzing-Blau, Dr. Institute of Nursing Science; Witten/Herdecke University
Study Director: Wilfried Schnepp, Prof.Dr. Institute of Nursing Science; Witten/Herdecke University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schnepp, Universität Witten/Herdecke
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00734942     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01GT0619
Study First Received: August 12, 2008
Last Updated: December 22, 2008
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Keywords provided by University of Witten/Herdecke:
young carers
family support
children (up to the age of 18) of chronically ill parents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 19, 2014