The Effectiveness of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programme for Older People in For-profit Private Nursing Homes
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02270385|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 21, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 24, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Prevention of Pressure Ulcers||Behavioral: PU prevention programme Behavioral: Usual PU prevention care||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||1013 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effectiveness of a Pressure Ulcer (PU) Prevention Programme for Older People in For-profit Private Nursing Homes (NHs): a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 2, 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 10, 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 10, 2016|
Experimental: Experimental group
The experimental group will be implemented a 16-week PU prevention programme. The PU prevention programme includes an intensive training on knowledge and skills ono PU prevention and also a PU prevention protocol. The purpose of the programme is to equip care staff with PU knowledge and skills and to guide especially health workers and personal care workers in PU prevention.
Behavioral: PU prevention programme
The PU prevention programme consists of two major components which are an intensive training course(a 2-hour lecture and two skill training sessions) and a PU prevention protocol.
The control group will be provided with the usual PU prevention care
Behavioral: Usual PU prevention care
Usual PU prevention care that is a series of basic nursing care activities: repositioning of residents, moisturization , change of napkins to keep buttock dry.
- Pressure ulcer incidence [ Time Frame: The PUs incidence will be summed up for three periods of time, from T0 to T1, T1 to T2 and T2 to T3. ]The two RAs will inspect the skin of each residents three times a week to detect the first PUs ( those detected on residents without PUs) and the new PUs (those detected on residents already suffering from PUs), starting from one day before the staff training to the end of the protocol implementation (. The numbers, locations, and stages of the PUs detected will be recorded in the PU incidence form. The PU incidence will be then summed up for three periods of time as following. T0 to T1: one day before the commencement of the training course (T0) to the day immediately before the commencement of the protocol implementation (T1) .T1 to T2: the day immediately before the commencement of the protocol implementation (T1) to the eighth week after the commencement of the protocol implementation (T2).T2 to T3: the eighth week after the commencement of the protocol implementation (T2) to the sixteenth week of protocol implementation (T3).
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|Tung Wah College|
|Hong Kong, China|
|Principal Investigator:||Enid Kwong, PhD||Tung Wah College|