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Use of Telemedicine in Collaboration Between a Psychogeriatric Unit and Nursing Homes (TESAM)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01217268
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2011 by Sykehuset Innlandet HF.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 8, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 6, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The investigators want to evaluate the use of video-conference in the collaboration between the investigators psychogeriatric department and nursing homes. The study aim is to give supervision on a regular basis to the caregivers on a special care unit for patients with dementia with behavioural disturbances during a period of half a year. The investigators want to investigate the impact on caregivers and patients by applying certain tests at baseline, during the intervention and half a year after the intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Dementia Behavioural Disorders Behavioral: Training in person centered care by supervision using video-conference

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Use of Telemedicine in Collaboration Between a Psychogeriatric Unit and Nursing
Study Start Date : October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2011

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Training and supervision of staff
Staff members get training in person centered care by supervision using video-conference kit
Behavioral: Training in person centered care by supervision using video-conference
The investigators will use video-conference for supervising and training of staff members in nursing homes


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neuropsychiatric inventory - nursing home version (NPI-NH) [ Time Frame: week 48 ]
    The investigators want to find out if a supervision of staff members over a six months time, using video-conference technic, contributes to improvement in patients' behaviour registered by NPI-NH


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Person-centered Care Assessment Tool (P-CAT) Person centered care assessment tool (P-CAT) [ Time Frame: week 48 ]
    Measures the effect of our intervention related to apply person centred dementia care


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Being resident in a special care unit for persons with dementia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Shorter stay than four weeks before inclusion
  • terminally ill
Contacts and Locations

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Contacts
Contact: Oskar H Sommer, PhD +4745616442 oskarsommer@gmail.com

Locations
Norway
Sykehuset Innlandet HF Recruiting
Reinsvoll, Norway, 2840
Principal Investigator: Oskar H Sommer, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Norwegian Department of Health and Social Affairs
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Oskar H Sommer, PhD SykehusetInnlandet, Norway
More Information

Responsible Party: Morten Lang-Ree, CEO, Sykehuset Innlandet Health Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01217268     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TESAM
First Posted: October 8, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 6, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders