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Conservation of Praxis in the Food and Alzheimer Disease (PRAXALIM)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Limoges Identifier:
First received: May 30, 2011
Last updated: August 19, 2016
Last verified: May 2011

The insanities, priority of public health in 2008, have significant prevalency in Limousin, region in the ageing demography (1/3 of the population is more than 60 years old against 1/5th of average in France). To prevent the lack of therapeutic solutions, for these evolutionary diseases, the new plan Alzheimer 2008-2012 encourages the research.

The insanities deprive gradually the individual of their autonomy, their personality and their identity. The help of an institution is sometimes inevitable. In the middle of this stressful environment, the patient affected by severe insanity, need marks.

The aspect of their old objects, significant for them, has to be prioritized because the institutional universe, often depersonalized doesn't mean anything for them. In front of repeated failures, they're hurt in their self respect.

The prevention of the undernutrition, comes by a preservation of praxis and pleasure at table. The institutional plate used in certain hospital sectors, is unpersonal (rectangular, divided) and can be destabilizing for the mentally ill person.

Alzheimer Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impact of the Shape of Plates on the Conservation of Praxis in the Food at the Old Persons Suffering From Severe Insanities of Chap Alzheimer or Mixed in Institution.

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Limoges:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Score of Blandford Scale [ Time Frame: 2 days ]
    Blandford Scale of which will be estimated before ( J0) and after ( J21) modification of the plate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Score of Blandford scale [ Time Frame: 2 days ]
    Blandford scale which will be estimated before ( J0) and after ( J42) modification of the plate

Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: July 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2016
Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Conservation of praxies and form plates


Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patient achieves of the Alzheimer's disease

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women of more than 75 years
  • Patients suffering from insanities of type Alzheimer
  • Severe stage of the disease
  • Residents in a Hospital for dependent old persons, with its own dining room
  • Persons accommodated in the clinical service for more than 30 days
  • EBS score <16
  • Information in the participation of the resident, their legal representative and their family
  • Patients affiliated to the Social Security.
  • Filled and signed form of participation
  • Patient having a appointed reliable person or one helping known whose references are indicated in the patient file.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients presenting pathologies being able to interfere with the evaluation
  • Participating patients in another research for type clinical trial.
  • Undernutrition patients
  • Patients presenting oral hurts
  • Protected patient or having nobody helping.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01743534

Limoges University hospital
Limoges, France, 87 000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Limoges
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Limoges Identifier: NCT01743534     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I09023
Study First Received: May 30, 2011
Last Updated: August 19, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on March 28, 2017