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Self-management for Dual Sensory Impaired

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Radboud University Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2010
Last updated: November 21, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
This study aims to determine the effectiveness of a self-management program for elderly with an acquired and concurrent hearing and visual impairment due to age-related disease processes.

Condition Intervention
Hearing Loss
Low Vision
Behavioral: Self management program
Behavioral: self management program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Self-management for Dual Sensory Impaired Older People and Their Caregivers: an Effective Approach?

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Further study details as provided by Radboud University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Participation in social, leisure and communicative activities. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    2 outcome measures will be used:

    • Activity Card Sort (Baum & Edwards 2001): change from baseline in leisure activities and social contacts at 6 months
    • Hearing Handicap Questionnaire (Gatehouse & Noble 2004): change from baseline in communicative contacts at 6 months

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • work satisfaction professional caregivers [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Depressive feelings [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Autonomy. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Outcome measure: 9-item Patient Autonomy Questionnaire (Vernooij-Dassen & Osse 2005): change from baseline in dependency, losing control, and limitation of activities at 6 months

Enrollment: 89
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Self management Behavioral: Self management program
Professional caregivers will be trained in offering a self management program to aged persons with a dual sensory impairment. Duration of the program: 6 months
Other Name: Empowerment
Behavioral: self management program
Learning and practicing skills necessary to carry on an active and emotionally satisfying life in the face of the dual sensory impairment
Other Name: self efficacy


Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical diagnosis of hearing loss and low vision
  • at least one sensory loss acquired after the age of 55
  • living in a home for the elderly

Exclusion Criteria:

  • congenital deaf persons
  • a dual sensory loss before the age of 55
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01217502

Foundation Riethorst Stromenland
Geertruidenberg, Gelderland, Netherlands, 4931HV
Foundation Zorggroep Noord-Limburg
Herkenbosch, Limburg, Netherlands, 6075HE
Maasduinen Foundation
Kaatsheuvel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, 5171DA
Zorgbalans Foundation
Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, 2034MC
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
Study Chair: M. Vernooij-Dassen, Prof. dr. Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Radboud University Identifier: NCT01217502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Kalorama 1
Study First Received: September 13, 2010
Last Updated: November 21, 2014

Keywords provided by Radboud University:
Homes for the aged
Self management
Personal autonomy
Disease management
Self efficacy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hearing Loss
Vision, Low
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Vision Disorders
Eye Diseases processed this record on April 21, 2017