Autonomy Among Physically Frail Older People in Nursing Homes

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00783055
First received: October 30, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2008
History: No changes posted

October 30, 2008
October 30, 2008
March 2005
August 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
The Autonomy Sub-dimension [ Time Frame: baseline, after 12 weeks, anfter 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Autonomy Among Physically Frail Older People in Nursing Homes
Autonomy Among Physically Frail Older People in Nursing Homes: a Study Protocol for an Intervention Study

The purpose of this study is to assess the status of perceived autonomy and to evaluate the effectiveness of individually tailored programmes on perceived autonomy in physically frail older people living in nursing homes.

Experiencing autonomy is recognised to promote health and well-being for all age groups. Perceived lack of control has been found to be detrimental to physical and mental health. There is a lack of evidence-based knowledge elucidating how frail older people in nursing home settings perceive autonomy. Further, there are no studies on the extent to which this perception can be influenced positively by participating in an individually tailored programme based on individual wishes for daily activities.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of individually tailored programmes on perceived autonomy in physically frail older people in nursing homes.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Frailty
Other: Individually tailored programmes
Individualised intervention programmes based on individual wishes for daily activities
Other Names:
  • activity
  • autonomy
Experimental: Treatment
12 weeks of individually tailored intervention programmes based on participants individual wishes for daily activities e.g.ADL, mobility, social, mental or creative that they want to improve, conserve - and/or to revive.
Intervention: Other: Individually tailored programmes
Andresen M, Puggaard L. Autonomy among physically frail older people in nursing home settings: a study protocol for an intervention study. BMC Geriatr. 2008 Dec 1;8:32.

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Completed
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August 2007
August 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 65 years or older
  • All kinds of diseases leading to physical frailty
  • Dependent on assistance in minimum one P-ADL activity
  • Able to understand verbal instructions
  • Willing to participate
  • Expected to live in the nursing home during the 24 weeks
  • Both men and women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Terminal stages of disease
  • MMSE-score below 16
Both
65 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Denmark
 
NCT00783055
2004-1-52G
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Mette Andresen/Senior Lecturer & PhD student, The University of Southern Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
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Study Director: Lis Puggaard, PhD University of Southern Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
August 2008

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