Autonomy Among Physically Frail Older People in Nursing Homes
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.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Autonomy Among Physically Frail Older People in Nursing Homes: a Study Protocol for an Intervention Study|
- The Autonomy Sub-dimension [ Time Frame: baseline, after 12 weeks, anfter 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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.
Other: Individually tailored programmes
Individualised intervention programmes based on individual wishes for daily activities
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.
|Centre of Applied and Clinical Excercise Sciences, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark|
|Odense, Denmark, 5000|
|Study Director:||Lis Puggaard, PhD||University of Southern Denmark|