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Decision Making and Implementation of Aging-in-Place/Long Term Care Plans Among Older Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03960476
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 23, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lee Lindquist, Northwestern University

Brief Summary:
This study seeks to better understand how older adult aging-in-place/long term care decision making and implementation is impacted by age-related changes (e.g. cognition, health literacy, chronic conditions), social influences (e.g. caregivers/supporters), and environmental factors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alzheimer Disease Mild Cognitive Impairment Behavioral: PlanYourLifespan.org Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Subjects who are part of the NIA-funded LitCog study will be given access to PlanYourLifespan.org, a web-based decision-making and planning tool. Participants will be followed for up to 42 months to examine the mediating/moderating factors involved in decision-making, timing of decision implementation, and goal concordance. Findings have the potential to inform healthcare providers, caregivers, health/long term care insurers, area agencies on aging, and older adults nationally in supporting aging-in-place decisions and services use.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 700 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: All study participants receive access to the web-based study intervention, PlanYourLifespan.org.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Decision Making and Implementation of Aging-in-Place/Long Term Care Plans Among Older Adults
Actual Study Start Date : January 13, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 30, 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 29, 2024

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Access to Web-Based Intervention
All study participants will be given access to the web-based study intervention, PlanYourLifespan.org.
Behavioral: PlanYourLifespan.org
The study intervention is a web-based planning tool, PlanYourLifespan.org




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in long-term care plan decision-making [ Time Frame: Change from baseline decision-making at 36 months. Will also be measured every six months, up to 42 months. ]
    Change in participant's long-term care plan decision-making from baseline to 36 months post-baseline. Decision-making will be measured as a binary ('yes', 'no') outcome at each time-point.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Participant utilization of long-term care services [ Time Frame: Baseline and every six months, up to 42 months ]
    Participant utilization of long-term care services such as in-home caregivers as measured by the Resource Use Inventory (Sano M, Zhu CW, Whitehouse PJ, et al. ADCS Prevention Instrument Project: pharmacoeconomics: assessing health-related resource use among healthy elderly. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2006;20(4 Suppl 3):S191-S202. doi:10.1097/01.wad.0000213875.63171.87).

  2. Number of participants that implement any of their long-term care plans [ Time Frame: Baseline and every six months, up to 42 months ]
    The number of participants that implement any long-term care plans they have set. This will be measured as a binary ('yes', 'no') outcome at each time-point.

  3. Participant long-term care goal concordance [ Time Frame: Baseline and every six months, up to 42 months ]
    Assess whether participant's long-term care plans are carried out in accordance to their goals. This will be measured as a binary ('yes', 'no') outcome at each time-point.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current participant in the LitCog Trial [R01AG03611]
  • English-speaking
  • Community-dwelling
  • Currently use a computer or tablet with internet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous participation in the Advanced Planning for Home Services study [IH-12-11-4259]

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03960476


Contacts
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Contact: Vanessa Ramirez-Zohfeld, MPH 312-503-3916 vanessa-ramirez-0@northwestern.edu
Contact: Lee A Lindquist, MD, MBA, MPH 312-503-5558 LAL425@northwestern.edu

Locations
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United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Contact: Vanessa Ramirez-Zohfeld, MPH    312-503-3916    vanessa-ramirez-0@northwestern.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
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Responsible Party: Lee Lindquist, Associate Professor of Medicine, Section Chief - Geriatrics, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03960476    
Other Study ID Numbers: R01AG058777 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
1R01AG058777-01A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 23, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2020
Last Verified: February 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alzheimer Disease
Cognitive Dysfunction
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Tauopathies
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Cognition Disorders