Randomised Controlled Trial of Unsolicited Occupational Therapy in Community-Dwelling Elderly

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
Information provided by:
Leiden University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00278096
First received: January 13, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2006
History: No changes posted

January 13, 2006
January 13, 2006
March 2000
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Score on the Groningen Activity Restriction Scale (GARS)
Same as current
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Well-being and feelings of loneliness.
Same as current
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Randomised Controlled Trial of Unsolicited Occupational Therapy in Community-Dwelling Elderly
Randomised Controlled Trial of Unsolicited Occupational Therapy in Community-Dwelling Elderly

In this study we aim to assess whether unsolicited occupational therapy compared to no therapy can decelerate the increase in disability in high-risk elderly.

Community-dwelling elderly, and particularly the oldest old, are generally viewed as highly susceptible to the ‘inverse care law’. That is, those in greatest need for preventive assessment and surveillance have the highest potential benefit but are most likely to be missed. Hence, active case-finding and close follow-up might be an important strategy for maintaining the health, independence, and well-being of very elderly people who are at a particularly high risk.

In this study we aim to assess whether unsolicited occupational therapy compared to no therapy can decelerate the increase in disability in high-risk elderly. Subjects in the intervention group will be visited by an occupational therapist who provides training and education about assistive devices that are already present and will give recommendations and information about procedures, possibilities, and costs of assistive devices and community-based services. Control subjects will not be visited by an occupational therapist.

The primary outcome measure of the trial will be the score on the Groningen Activity Restriction Scale (GARS). Secondary outcome measures will be well-being and feelings of loneliness.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Disability
  • Occupational Therapy
Behavioral: occupational therapy
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
400
May 2004
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 85 years
  • living independently
  • MMSE score > 18 points

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
Both
85 Years to 85 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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NCT00278096
LUMC P 92/99, NWO014-91-006
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Leiden University Medical Center
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
Principal Investigator: Anton JM de Craen, PhD Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden University Medical Center
January 2006

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