Pharmaceutical Care in VA Nursing Home
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01823757|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2014 by Taichung Veterans General Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2014
This study investigates the effect of pharmaceutical care on a Veteran nursing home. 100 patients will be selected into this controlled study.The hypothesis are:
- After patients receive pharmaceutical care, their drug related problems will be decreased.
- After patients received pharmaceutical care, their self-reported medical expenditure will be decreased.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Focus on the Elderly in a Nursing Home||Other: Pharmaceutical care|
Around 200 residents in a Veteran nursing home will be selected for reviewing inclusion and exclusion criteria. A total of 100 subjected are selected into this randomized controlled trial. Each group will have 50 subjects and then divides into 4 subgroup, according to their drug items used (5-7 and over 8 items used).
The inclusion criteria:
- Residents of the Veteran nursing home.
- over 65 years old.
- complete comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)
- prescription drugs more than 4 times/day, excluding stat order.
- with 2 or more chronic diseases.
1. residents who were in the pharmaceutical care project of Taiwan Pharmacists Association.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Observational Model:||Case Control|
|Official Title:||The Impacts of Pharmaceutical Cares on the Elderly in a VA Nursing Home.|
|Study Start Date :||April 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 2015|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2015|
Veterans do not receiving pharmaceutical care
Veterans receiving pharmaceutical care
Other: Pharmaceutical care
pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care to the intervention group, comparing to ordinary care in control group
- potential inappropriate medication (PIA) [ Time Frame: one year ]
- drug items used [ Time Frame: one year ]the controlled group is expected to have less drug items used.
- medical expenditure [ Time Frame: one year ]subjects self-reported outpatients visit, hospitalization, drug, and healthy supplemental used.
- quality of life measure [ Time Frame: one year ]use health outcome measure, EQ-5D, to assess the quality of life issue.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01823757
|Changhua Domiciliar Center|
|Changhua City, Taiwan|
|Principal Investigator:||Wen-Shyong Liou, PhD||Taichung Veteran General Hospital|