Self Care for Older Persons in Singapore: An Intervention Study (SCOPE)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. David Matchar, National University, Singapore
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01672177
First received: August 8, 2012
Last updated: September 29, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
  Purpose

The main aim of the project is to evaluate a self-care intervention program aimed at enhancing the ability of mildly disabled and healthy older persons in Singapore to manage their health.

A secondary aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of training community health workers located within Senior Activity Centres in Singapore to support the self-care capacity development amongst older persons in the locale.


Condition Intervention
Health Services, Geriatric
Behavioral: Chronic disease self-management training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Self Care for Older Persons in Singapore: An Intervention Study

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Further study details as provided by National University, Singapore:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Measures [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary outcome measure is a composite of the change in the following measures: 1)Systolic BP; 2)HbA1C; and 3)normalized peak flow. The null hypothesis is that there is no difference between intervention and control in any of the measures.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Improve quality of life of participants and their caregivers using a validated measure (EQ-5D).

  • Community Health Trainer [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Develop a community health trainer capacity in low-income settings as assessed by numbers of individuals who successfully complete the health trainer education.

  • Healthcare Utilization [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Reduce the number of hospitalizations, outpatient and emergency visits in the intervention group vs control.


Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Individuals in the control group will not receive any training.
Experimental: Intervention
Individuals in the intervention group will receive two hour long weekly training sessions for seven to eight months. The content of the training focuses on health promotion, health seeking behaviours and chronic disease management.
Behavioral: Chronic disease self-management training
Those in the intervention group will receive two hour long weekly training sessions for seven-eight months (a total of 56 hours of training).

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 55 and above
  • Age 21 or above for CHTs
  • No cognitive impairment as justified by AMT
  • No Activities of Daily Living (ADL)Limitations preventing them from coming to questionnaire interviews, health screenings, and/or weekly health trainings.
  • Not severely ill ; not on dialysis, chemotherapy or psychiatric medication

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Below 55 years of age
  • Cognitively impaired
  • Severely depressed
  • With ADLs preventing them from coming to questionnaire interviews, health screenings, and/or weekly health trainings.
  • Severely ill ; on dialysis, chemotherapy or psychiatric medication
  • Those who refused to have their biomarkers taken (applies to both intervention and non-intervention group)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01672177

Locations
Singapore
Kreta Ayer Seniors Activity Centre (Chin Swee)
Singapore, Singapore, 160051
AWWA Seniors Activity Centre
Singapore, Singapore, 560123
Care Corner Toa Payoh
Singapore, Singapore
Community Care Network Senior Activity Centre @Teck Ghee 420
Singapore, Singapore, 560420
Kreta Ayer Senior Activity Centre (Jalan Kukoh)
Singapore, Singapore, 162008
Sarah Seniors Activity Centre
Singapore, Singapore, 160105
Lion Befrienders/TOUCH
Singapore, Singapore
Moral Neighbourhood Link Bukit Merah View/Tanjong Pagar FSC
Singapore, Singapore, 150118
Moral Neighbourhood Link Telok Blangah
Singapore, Singapore
Moral Seniors Activity Centre (Redhill)
Singapore, Singapore, 150089
Redhill SilverACE
Singapore, Singapore, 150071
Ang Mo Kio Family Services Centre
Singapore, Singapore, 560230
Sponsors and Collaborators
National University, Singapore
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David B Matchar, MD Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. David Matchar, Professor and Director, Program in Health Services and Systems Research, National University, Singapore
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01672177     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MOE2010-T2-2-107
Study First Received: August 8, 2012
Last Updated: September 29, 2014
Health Authority: Singapore: Domain Specific Review Boards

Keywords provided by National University, Singapore:
Geriatrics
Aged
Aging
Chronic disease
Self management

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014