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Swedish Antibiotic Nursing Home Trial (SANT)

This study has been completed.
The national corporation of Swedish pharmacies, Apoteket AB
Information provided by:
Karolinska Institutet Identifier:
First received: January 21, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2003
History: No changes posted

Main aim and objective

The aim was to present the treatment of infectious diseases in elderly, especially in nursing homes and further to evaluate the effect of an intervention package aiming at improving treatment with antibiotics in Swedish nursing homes

Specific objectives

  • Present the treatment patterns regarding infectious diseases, including gender aspects in elderly, especially in nursing homes.
  • Through focus group discussions elucidate the decision making process in nursing homes and target the intervention.
  • Based on the above information develop an educational intervention to contribute to the improvement of the prescribing of antibiotics in nursing homes
  • Evaluate the effect of the intervention on quality of prescribing, knowledge and attitudes in relation to available guidelines

Condition Intervention
Infections Urinary Tract Infections Behavioral: Educational intervention on antibiotic prescribing

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

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Further study details as provided by Karolinska Institutet:

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Educational intervention on antibiotic prescribing
The participants in this group received an educational intervention.
Behavioral: Educational intervention on antibiotic prescribing
Small educational group sessions with nurses and physicians, feedback on prescribing, presentation of guidelines and written materials
No Intervention: No educational intervention
The participants in this group did not receive the educational intervention


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior

Inclusion Criteria:

  • nursing homes where residents have a common dining room and staff, and a self-assessed stable staff situation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • specialised nursing homes or wards (e.g. oncology wards)
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Karolinska Institutet Identifier: NCT01054677     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: dnr 03-070
Study First Received: January 21, 2010
Last Updated: January 21, 2010

Keywords provided by Karolinska Institutet:
Infections in nursing homes
especially urinary tract infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Urinary Tract Infections
Urologic Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Anti-Infective Agents
Antitubercular Agents processed this record on August 16, 2017