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Hydration and Outcome in Older Patients (HOOP)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified October 2012 by University of Nottingham
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First received: October 5, 2012
Last updated: October 10, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

Dehydration is recognised as a major issue in healthcare. Recovery after illness, extended length of stay, pressure sores and slow tissue recovery can all be impacted by dehydration. One of the biggest problems for many people with regard to getting a drink is easy, independent access - if they can't reach the jug/cup without a struggle then they often will go thirsty and potentially become dehydrated.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of dehydration on outcome in patients 65 years and over. Furthermore we aim to assess the impact of providing easy, 24 hour, independently accessible fluids on reducing dehydration as well as improving patient experience.

We hypothesise that patients who are dehydration will take longer to recover from illness and stay in hospital for longer periods.

Condition Intervention
Device: The Hydrant

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Hydration and Outcome in Older Patients

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Further study details as provided by University of Nottingham:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Participants provide 5mls of whole blood on admission, at 48 hours post admission and at 3 month following discharge. This blood is to be analysed for urea, creatinine, sodium, potassium, osmolality, full blood count as well as renin and aldosterone.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients aged 65 years and over
All patients aged 65 years and over admitted to acutely to medical wards
Device: The Hydrant
The Hydrant is a new form of "drinking system" that may be used to provide continuous access to hydration will be given to 20 patients. 10 of the patients will have mild cognitive impairment with Mini Mental State Examination less than 24 and 10 with normal cognitive function. Patients and staff will be interviewed to assess the feasibility of the hydrant.


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All patients admitted acutely to medical wards who are aged 65 years and over.


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. - All patients of 65 years and over that are admitted acutely to medical wards
  2. - Ward staff who have been working in the clinical area for the duration of the trial (The Hydrant part of the study).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. - Patients who are moribund
  2. - Patients who are doubly incontinent
  3. - Patients on the end of life pathway
  4. - Patients with terminal illness with a known life expectancy less than 3 months
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01703715

United Kingdom
Queens Medical Centre Recruiting
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG7 2UH
Contact: Ahmed M El-Sharkawy, MBBS, MRCS    +44115 823 1142   
Principal Investigator: Dileep N Lobo, MD, FRCS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nottingham
Principal Investigator: Dileep N Lobo, MD, FRCS University of Nottingham
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Nottingham Identifier: NCT01703715     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12029
Study First Received: October 5, 2012
Last Updated: October 10, 2012
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Nottingham:
Elderly patients
Age 65 years and over
Admitted acutely to medical admissions ward

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance
Metabolic Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 17, 2014