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Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying at Residential Care Homes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01428206
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 14, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Margareta Brännström, Umeå University

Brief Summary:
Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient (LCP) was developed to transfer the care practice from the hospice setting to the hospital setting in UK. LCP is a pathway with standardized registration method to monitor the care and its results. The primary aim is to study the effects of LCP on dying patients symptom burden and communication with close relatives and health care professionals.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
End-of-life Care Other: Liverpool care pathway Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
All residential care homes in Skellefteå municipality are included in the study and randomized either to control or intervention group. During the baseline period the care is provided as usual. During the intervention period the LCP is used for patients for whom the dying phase is diagnosed in the intervention group. Usual care is performed for the control group. After death of a patient a close relative fill in a questionnaire.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 260 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying at Residential Care Homes
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hospice Care

Arm Intervention/treatment
Liverpool care pathway
Liverpool care pathway for dying at nursing homes
Other: Liverpool care pathway
Liverpool care pathway is started tha last day in life for elderly at nursing homes
Other Names:
  • end-of-life care
  • palliative care

No Intervention: control
Usual care is performed for the control group



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of care [ Time Frame: one month to six months after the relatives death ]
    changes between the groups about values of symptom scores on the Edmonton assessment scale (ESAS) and the views of informal carers-evaluation of services (VOICES)assessed by close relative


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. place of death [ Time Frame: the time of death ]
    changes between the groups

  2. drug consumption [ Time Frame: the last three days before death ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • nursing homes in Skellefteå municipality, Sweden

Exclusion Criteria:


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Locations
Sweden
Skellefteå municipality
Skellefteå, Västerbotten, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Umeå University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Margareta Brännström, PhD Department of nursing, Umeå University

Responsible Party: Margareta Brännström, RNT/PHD, Umeå University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01428206     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LCP001
First Posted: September 2, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Margareta Brännström, Umeå University:
palliative care
nursing homes
Liverpool care pathway