Technological Home Care: Improving HPN Care With Videophone And Internet Education
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00315094|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 17, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 28, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Home Parenteral Nutrition||Behavioral: Caregiving support interventions (FamTechCare)|
Aim #1 Hypothesis
- Dyad (patient-caregiver) participation in health care management and problem-solving method use with professionals will be greater in the experimental group than the control group
- Dyad reactive depression will be lower in the experimental group than the control group
- Dyad quality of life will be higher in the experimental group than the control group
- Dyad health status scores will be higher and the dyad sleepiness scale will be lower in experimental group than the control group
- Dyad Health Services Use will be lower in the experimental group than the control group
- Catheter-related infections will be lower in the experimental than control patients
Aim #2 Hypotheses:
- What is the cost of using the FamTechCare system compared to traditional care?
- Is there a difference between efficiency scores of the experimental and control groups intervention, boosters and relative to dyads long-term health services use at 24 months?
- What are the relationships among patient outcome variables and caregivers' rating of virtual nurse caring and caregiver adaption?
- What are the relationships among use of FamTechCare, dyad participation in health care management scale score and dyad access to the Internet Weighted Score?
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||172 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Prevention of Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) Infection, Depression and Improving Caregiving Problem Solving|
|Study Start Date :||April 2006|
|Primary Completion Date :||July 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||November 2011|
Behavioral: Caregiving support interventions (FamTechCare)
One set of combined interventions to be tested in this study are nursing interventions for the prevention of catheter-related infection, reactive depression, and HPN home care problem-solving. The other set of combined interventions are for increasing social support and use of a short nap to reduce daily fatigue. Information about all the interventions were incorporated into Internet formats as a booster for reinforcement.
No Intervention: 2
After a control period, this group crosses over to experimental interventions (Arm 1)
- Catheter related infection, depression, problem-solving and quality of life scores. [ Time Frame: Experimental arm at T6, Control arm at T9. ]
- Ratings of virtual nurse caring [ Time Frame: Experimental arm at T6, Control arm at T9. ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00315094
|United States, Kansas|
|University of Kansas Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160|
|Principal Investigator:||Carol E Smith, PhD, RN||University of Kansas Medical Center|