Autonomy Among Physically Frail Older People in Nursing Homes

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
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
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Frailty
Other: Individually tailored programmes

Study Type: Interventional
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

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Further study details as provided by University of Southern Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Autonomy Sub-dimension [ Time Frame: baseline, after 12 weeks, anfter 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: August 2007
Primary Completion Date: August 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.
Other: Individually tailored programmes
Individualised intervention programmes based on individual wishes for daily activities
Other Names:
  • activity
  • autonomy

Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

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
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00783055

Locations
Denmark
Centre of Applied and Clinical Excercise Sciences, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark
Investigators
Study Director: Lis Puggaard, PhD University of Southern Denmark
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Southern Denmark

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mette Andresen/Senior Lecturer & PhD student, The University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00783055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-1-52G
Study First Received: October 30, 2008
Last Updated: October 30, 2008
Health Authority: Denmark: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Southern Denmark:
Autonomy
Older people
Physically frail
Nursing home
Intervention study

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