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Outcomes Of Social Service Programs For Homebound Older Adults

This study has been completed.
The New York Community Trust
Information provided by:
Weill Medical College of Cornell University Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: March 31, 2008
Last verified: March 2008
The objective of this prospective study is to document the impact of social service interventions (including meals, telephone reassurance, and friendly visiting)provided by the Burden Center, a model community social service agency, on overall quality of life.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Social Services

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Outcomes Of Social Service Programs For Homebound Older Adults

Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life Depressive symptoms

Estimated Enrollment: 56
Study Start Date: April 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2003
Detailed Description:
Specific outcomes include mental and physical function as measured by the SF-36, and depressive symptoms as measured by the CES-D depression scale. The hypothesis is that a multicomponent social service intervention program that provides social support and reduces social isolation can prevent depression and decline in quality of life in this vulnerable population.

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All new clients of the Burden Center for the Aging who are homebound, out of the home less than one time per week, and cognitively intact will be eligible for enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clients unable to give informed consent such as those suffering from a major psychiatric disease or those who are not cognitively able to give informed consent will be excluded.
  • Clients who refuse to participate will be excluded
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00248924

United States, New York
The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
The New York Community Trust
Principal Investigator: Mary E Charlson, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mary E. Charlson, Weill Cornell Medical College Identifier: NCT00248924     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0101-561
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: March 31, 2008

Keywords provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:
Social service intervention
Social support
Quality of life processed this record on May 25, 2017