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Vitamin D Levels and Vitamin D Education in Geriatric Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00273611
First Posted: January 9, 2006
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2013
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Collaborator:
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver
  Purpose
Vitamin D is important to maintain good health. Although it is found in foods and vitamins, many people still have low vitamin D levels. One purpose of this study is to describe vitamin D levels from patients at the University of Colorado Seniors Clinic. Another goal of the study is to find out if education by a pharmacist can increase vitamin D levels in patients who have low vitamin D levels.

Condition Intervention
Vitamin D Insufficiency Vitamin D Deficiency Behavioral: Pharmacist Education about Vitamin D

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Characterization of Vitamin D Levels and Affect of Pharmacist-initiated Vitamin D Education in Geriatric Outpatients.

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Further study details as provided by University of Colorado, Denver:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 25(OH) vitamin D level [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Change in vitamin D level after usual care or pharmacist education


Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pharmacist education
Pharmacist education about vitamin D
Behavioral: Pharmacist Education about Vitamin D
No Intervention: Usual care
Usual care

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient at the University of Colorado Hospital Seniors Clinic with an appointment in December 2005 or January 2006
  • Age 65-89 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of dementia or memory loss
  • Severe illness or life expectancy less than 6 months
  • Assistance with medications from an assisted living facility
  • History of celiac Sprue, Crohn's disease, or chronic pancreatitis
  • High calcium levels, high parathyroid hormone levels, low phosphorus levels, or very high vitamin D levels
  • Taking prescription vitamin D
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00273611


Locations
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Hospital Seniors Clinic
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sunny Linnebur, Pharm.D. University of Colorado, Denver
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00273611     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-0799
5M01RR000051 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: January 4, 2006
First Posted: January 9, 2006
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
vitamin D deficiency
geriatric patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Avitaminosis
Deficiency Diseases
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Vitamins
Vitamin D
Ergocalciferols
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents