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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2011 by Sykehuset Innlandet HF.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Norwegian Department of Health and Social Affairs
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Sykehuset Innlandet HF Identifier:
First received: September 22, 2010
Last updated: May 5, 2011
Last verified: May 2011
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 Intervention
Behavioural Disorders
Behavioral: Training in person centered care by supervision using video-conference

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Use of Telemedicine in Collaboration Between a Psychogeriatric Unit and Nursing

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Further study details as provided by Sykehuset Innlandet HF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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:
  • 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

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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


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

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Shorter stay than four weeks before inclusion
  • terminally ill
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01217268

Contact: Oskar H Sommer, PhD +4745616442

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
Principal Investigator: Oskar H Sommer, PhD SykehusetInnlandet, Norway
  More Information

Responsible Party: Morten Lang-Ree, CEO, Sykehuset Innlandet Health Trust Identifier: NCT01217268     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TESAM
Study First Received: September 22, 2010
Last Updated: May 5, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 23, 2017