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Randomized Controlled Trial of Health Care to Elderly Patients.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00235404
First Posted: October 10, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2016
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Collaborator:
Central Norway Regional Health Authority
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  Purpose
To study the efficacy of multicomponent treatment and care for patients with acute illness or deterioration of a chronic disease at a nursing home in primary health care compared to traditional treatment at hospital.

Condition Intervention
Congestive Heart Failure Angina Pectoris Asthma Pneumonia Fractures Other: Multicomponent treatment Other: usual care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Specialized Treatment and Care Intervention at a Primary Level in a Nursing Home Compared to Conventional Treatment at a Hospital: a Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of readmissions [ Time Frame: Within 60 days ]
  • Number of deaths [ Time Frame: Within 12 months ]
  • Need of home nursing services [ Time Frame: within 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Costs [ Time Frame: Within 12 months ]

Enrollment: 142
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: May 2005
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intermediate community hospital Other: Multicomponent treatment
Specialized care in preparing recharge to home
Active Comparator: Usual care Other: usual care
Usual recharge directly from hospital to home

Detailed Description:

Managers at St. Olavs University Hospital and the City of Trondheim local authority decided in 2001 to establish a reinforced department at a nursing home with a multicomponent approach to patient treatment.

In the study treatment at a nursing home will be compared with conventional treatment in ordinary hospital beds in medical, surgical and orthopedic departments at a hospital. Participating doctors at the hospital together with general practitioners shall develope inclusion criteria through Delphi technique. Eligible participants will be hospitalized from their ordinary home and expected to return to home after treatment. When an eligible patient is identified and accepted for inclusion, randomization will be performed by the Clinical Research Department at the Faculty of Medicine.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participating doctors at the hospital together with general practitioners shall develope inclusion criteria through Delphi technique.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participating doctors at the hospital together with general practitioners shall develope exclusion criteria through Delphi technique.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00235404


Locations
Norway
Faculty of Medicine, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Trondheim, Norway, 7489
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Central Norway Regional Health Authority
Investigators
Study Chair: Roar Johnsen The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00235404     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REK 037-03
First Submitted: October 7, 2005
First Posted: October 10, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Treatment of elderly.
Nursing home.
Rehabilitation.
Readmissions.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Pneumonia
Angina Pectoris
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Chest Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms