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Preventive Home Visits for Healthy Pensioners- a Randomized Controlled Trial

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00250003
First Posted: November 7, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Collaborator:
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
Information provided by:
Umeå University
  Purpose
To investigate whether preventive home visits for healthy persons 75+, made by professional health workers, can change the pattern of care utilization and if the quality of life can improve. The hypothesis is that care utilisation will reduce, mortality decrease and quality of life improve.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prevention House Calls Behavioral: Preventive home visits Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Preventive Home Visits for Healthy Pensioners- a Randomized Controlled Trial in Nordmaling

Further study details as provided by Umeå University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • use of health care facilities during two years 2000-2001
  • all cause mortality during two years 2000 - 2001

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • use of health care facilities 2002-2004
  • all cause mortality during 2002-2004

Study Start Date: February 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2001
Detailed Description:

To investigate whether preventive home visits for healthy pensioners aged 75 years and over , can change the pattern of care utilization and if the quality of life can improve. To investigate if the results will last after the intervention has come to an end.

The concept of care utilization can in this trial be clarified as:

  • use of primary health care
  • use of elderly care including elderly houses
  • mortality
  • use of hospital care

The concept of quality of life will in this trial be measured with a number of self judgements.

The trial is performed as a randomized controlled trial in a small rural community in the north of Sweden. The staff is professional health workers and the visits is performed in the pensioners own homes.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • older than 75 year
  • living in their own home
  • living in Nordmaling, Sweeden

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any need of elderly care, long term care or frequent health care
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00250003


Locations
Sweden
Umeå University, Epidemiology and Public Health
Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden, 914 05
Sponsors and Collaborators
Umeå University
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
Investigators
Study Chair: Lars Dahlgren, professor Epeidemiology and Public Health, Umeå University
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00250003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UmU2001:39
First Submitted: November 4, 2005
First Posted: November 7, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by Umeå University:
Elderly
Preventive home visits