Lighthouse Project on Dementia, Ulm, Germany (ULTDEM)
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The Geriatric Center Ulm scientifically supported a three-year pilot study (ProjektDEMENZ Ulm), in which numerous findings on the system of care regarding people suffering from dementia and their relatives were determined.
One of the most important conclusions is the significant lack of information on the well-functioning network of the care system in Ulm. The full potential of the network is not being exploited.
The situation in the Alb-Donau-Kreis - the area surrounding Ulm - is very similar.
The investigators' aim is to improve the utilization of the system of care for those suffering from dementia in Ulm/Alb-Donau-Kreis by using a newly designed advisory approach (Lighthouse Project on Dementia, Ulm, ULTDEM study).
The purpose of the study is to prove the effectiveness of this procedure by using a prospective, open, randomized, controlled, interventional study.
After the randomization, the interventional group is given comprehensive, individual advice about available treatment possibilities for people suffering from dementia.
In addition, they have the opportunity to re-evaluate their present diagnostic procedure.
The participants of the control group receive the standard treatment. Inclusion criterion is the application of a care level ( level 0 or 1). Recruitment will take one year. A final assessment will be taken every six months.
|Dementia||Behavioral: advice (e.g. medical and social aspects, care, support at home, residential advice, legal aspects, demonstration of help and support for the relatives)|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Lighthouse Project on Dementia, Ulm, Germany - Improvement of Advice and Diagnostics for People Suffering From Dementia After the Classification of Their Level of Care (ULTDEM Study).|
- Quality of life [ Time Frame: six months ]
- health economical effects, progress of disease, level of evidence based on diagnosis, institutionalization, hospitalization, using support possibilities, use of drugs [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: interventional group
individual comprehensive primary advice (e.g. medical and social aspects, care, support at home, residential advice, legal aspects, demonstration of help and support for the relatives)
Behavioral: advice (e.g. medical and social aspects, care, support at home, residential advice, legal aspects, demonstration of help and support for the relatives)
initial comprehensive assessment, stratified (city, suburbs) randomization into two groups: interventional group: individual comprehensive primary advice (medical and social aspects, care, support at home, residential advice, legal aspects, demonstration of help and support for the relatives), control group: standard support, observation over a period of 6 months, possibility of completing the diagnostic after final assessment
No Intervention: Control group
only informative flyer, no further advice in any direction
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00693888
|Contact: Albert Lukas, M.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Thorsten Nikolaus, M.D., email@example.com|
|Geriatric Center Ulm (GZU), Bethesda Geriatrische Klinik Ulm||Recruiting|
|Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 89073|
|Contact: Albert Lukas, M.D. 1149-731-187196 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Thorsten Nikolaus, M.D., professor 1149-7311-87185 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Thorsten Nikolaus, M.D., professor|
|Principal Investigator:||Thorsten Nikolaus, M.D., professor||Geriatric Center Ulm / Alb-Donau (GZU)|