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The Associated Factors With Fatigue in Older Adults Living in a Rest Home

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04247789
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 30, 2020
Last Update Posted : February 24, 2020
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Brief Summary:
Fatigue is an important and prevalent problem in older adults. The ratio of fatigue may rise in older adults who live in nursing homes/rest homes. In the literature, a few studies investigated the prevalence of fatigue, and there is no study explaining the associated factors. The aim of the present study is to investigate the prevalence of fatigue in rest home residents and to determine the associated variables with fatigue.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Fatigue Older People--Abuse of Other: Self-reported questionairres

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 92 participants
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Fatigue in Older Adults Living in a Rest Home: Prevalence and Associated Factors
Actual Study Start Date : December 23, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 31, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : February 5, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fatigue

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Total sample
This group consists of older adults living in a rest home, who are proper for inclusion criteria
Other: Self-reported questionairres
the fatigue will be determined through self reported questionnairres

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fall Severity Scale (FSS) [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    The FSS is the most frequently used scale among the unidimensional scales which have been developed to assess fatigue. The scale rates the fatigue with nine items, For each item, the patient is asked to grade the fatigue level between 1 and 7, where 1 indicates strong disagreement and 7 indicates strong agreement. A score of 28 or higher generally indicates presence of fatigue.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Strength assessment [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Quadriceps strength and handgrip strength will be measured by digital dynamometers named as Lafayette and Jamar dynamometers, respectively. Quadriceps strength will be measured in a sitting position with hip and knee flexed 90 degrees. The participants extend the knee and the examiner applies an opposite force to break this position. This test will be performed three times and the maximum value will be recorded in a kilogram. The handgrip strength will be assessed according to the American Society of Hand Therapists. The participants will be asked to squeeze as forcefull as possible the dynamometer. The maximum score of three trials will be recorded in kliograms.

  2. Functional Capacity [ Time Frame: 6-10 minutes ]
    Six-minutes walk test will be used to evaluate the functional capacity or cardiorespiratory fitness. The participants will be walking in a 30-meter corridor for 6-minutes. If necessary the participants can use the walking assistive devices and take a rest. The total distance will be recorded in meters.

  3. Physical Function [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Short Physical Performance Battery will be used to measure physical functioning. This battery includes 3 subdomains (gait speed, balance and chair stand test). The totatl score changes between 0 and 12. The higher score indicates better performance.

  4. Boddy mass index [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]
    The body measures (weight and height) will be assessed in kilograms and meters. The index will be calculated by dividing body weight by height squared.

  5. Physical activity habits [ Time Frame: 1 minutes ]
    Physical activity habits will be determined with a question" How many times did you exercise for 30 minutes or more with a certain tempo?" This question will be recorded as a dichotomous variable, 1 indicates present physical activity habits (>2 times) and 0 no physical activity habits (<3 times).

  6. Body mass [ Time Frame: 30 seconds. ]
    The weight will be measured in kilograms without shoes and within thin clothes

  7. Body Height [ Time Frame: 30 seconds ]
    The height will be determined in an erect standing position as centimeters.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The older adults living in a rest home

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age older than 65 years
  • able to walk with/without walking device
  • living at a rest home for at least 12 months
  • being voluntary for all assessments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • had a cognitive problem (MMSE<24 scores)
  • had a neurologic disorder
  • had a cancer history
  • had uncontrolled cardiopulmonary dysfunction

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04247789

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Ordu, Altinordu, Turkey, 52100
Sponsors and Collaborators

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Responsible Party: Sevim ACARÖZ CANDAN, Phsiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, T.C. ORDU ÜNİVERSİTESİ Identifier: NCT04247789    
Other Study ID Numbers: OrduU7
First Posted: January 30, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 24, 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
Keywords provided by Sevim ACARÖZ CANDAN, T.C. ORDU ÜNİVERSİTESİ:
physical function
older adults
nursing homes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Signs and Symptoms