Orthostatic Hypotension in Elderly Nursing Home Residents
This study has been completed.
Medical Research Foundation, The Netherlands
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kornelis J.J. van Hateren, Medical Research Foundation, The Netherlands
First received: October 7, 2010
Last updated: September 2, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
In this study the investigators aimed
- to investigate the prevalence of orthostatic hypotension in elderly nursing home residents.
- to investigate whether the presence of orthostatic hypotension influences the chance of successful rehabilitation.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort|
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Further study details as provided by Medical Research Foundation, The Netherlands:
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Orthostatic hypotension [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Orthostatic hypotension is defined by consensus as a fall in blood pressure of at least 20 mmHg systolic or 10 mmHg diastolic within 3 minutes in the upright position
- Successful rehabilitation [ Time Frame: After 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Successful rehabilitation is defined as whether the patient is able to return to his/her home or another location (but not a nursing home) after discharge from the nursing home. Unsuccessful rehabilitations implies that the patients becomes a long-stay nursing home resident.
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- All-cause and Cardiovascular mortality [ Time Frame: Date of death ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Quality of life [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and after 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Quality of life is measured using the RAND-36 questionnaire.
- Fall incidents [ Time Frame: After 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Nursing home residents
In this study, patients from both the somatic and the psychogeriatric department are included. For the primary endpoint 'successful rehabilitation' only the patients from the somatic departments are included.
Other: No intervention
This study is an observational cohort study > no interventions
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