Collaboration Between Department of Old Age Psychiatry and Nursing Homes (SAM-AKS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2011 by Sykehuset Innlandet HF.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Helse Sor-Ost
Norwegian Department of Health and Social Affairs
Information provided by:
Sykehuset Innlandet HF Identifier:
First received: September 22, 2010
Last updated: May 3, 2011
Last verified: May 2011

Dementia is a serious health problem showing an increasing prevalence rate with increasing age. In Norway, about 80% of nursing home patients have dementia. The mean age of nursing home residents in Norway is around 84 years. Disruptive and agitated behaviour affect 30-50% of all individuals with dementia at some point in the course of the illness. In addition, they have a combination of physical and psychological diseases which necessitates a close collaboration between different specialities in medicine and Old Age psychiatry. In collaboration with the communalities, our Old Age psychiatry services want to provide a new approach to this challenge and validate it on patient and personnel level.

Condition Intervention
Alzheimer's Disease
Behavioral Symptoms
Other: Education and Supervision
Other: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Collaboration Between Department of Old Age Psychiatry and Nursing Homes

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Further study details as provided by Sykehuset Innlandet HF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life in Severe Dementia (QUALID), Person-Centred Care Assessment Tool (P-CAT, 2010) [ Time Frame: 12 months after baseline assessment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluate a new model of collaboration between a specialized department of Old Age Psychiatry and nursing home units to optimize patient care and job satisfaction of the caregivers.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Neuropsychiatric Inventory - Nursing Home version, Cornell Scale of Depression in Dementia, Registration of Constraints (Kirkevold, 2004) [ Time Frame: 12 months after baseline assessment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    In addition, we want to carry out a qualitative evaluation of the process of implementation of new scales and the effect of supervision on personnel and patients

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: September 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Education and supervision
Personnel in nursing home units get intervention in form of education and supervision
Other: Control
A control group of nursing home units that do not get any form of active intervention
Other Names:
  • Education
  • Supervision
No Intervention: Control
Only registering of patient and personnel data in the beginning and the end of the study without any form of intervention.
Other: Education and Supervision
Implementation of Scales in the care of patients with dementia in nursing home units with focus on person-centred care. Supervision of caregivers on a regular basis.
Other Name: Departments in NHs that do not get any intervention.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients at nursing home units

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that are in a final state and patients that have not been at the nursing home unit more than two weeks
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01217541

Contact: Geir Selbæk, PhD +4761059246
Contact: Irene M Røen, Msc +4762581755

Lillehammer sykehjem Recruiting
Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
Contact: Stain Undbekken    +4761248600      
Contact: Aud E Olsen    +4761248672      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Helse Sor-Ost
Norwegian Department of Health and Social Affairs
Principal Investigator: Geir Selbæk, PhD Sykehuset Innlandet HF
  More Information

Responsible Party: Morten Lang-Ree, admin.direktør, Sykehuset-Innlandet HF Identifier: NCT01217541     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 50022
Study First Received: September 22, 2010
Last Updated: May 3, 2011
Health Authority: Norway: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Sykehuset Innlandet HF:
Quality of Life
Person-centred care
Job satisfaction
Nursing home
Primary care

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Behavioral Symptoms
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Tauopathies processed this record on October 23, 2014