Hydration and Outcome in Older Patients (HOOP)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 15, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Nottingham

October 5, 2012
October 10, 2012
July 15, 2014
August 2012
April 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Serum Osmolality [ Time Frame: At admission and 48hrs post admission to hospital ]
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Hydration and Outcome in Older Patients
Hydration and Outcome in Older Patients

Dehydration is recognised as a major issue in healthcare. Recovery after illness, extended length of stay, pressure sores and slow tissue recovery can all be impacted by dehydration. One of the biggest problems for many people with regard to getting a drink is easy, independent access - if they can't reach the jug/cup without a struggle then they often will go thirsty and potentially become dehydrated.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of dehydration on outcome in patients 65 years and over. Furthermore we aim to assess the impact of providing easy, 24 hour, independently accessible fluids on reducing dehydration as well as improving patient experience.

We hypothesise that patients who are dehydration will take longer to recover from illness and stay in hospital for longer periods.

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Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Retention:   Samples With DNA
Participants provide 5mls of whole blood on admission, at 48 hours post admission and at 3 month following discharge. This blood is to be analysed for urea, creatinine, sodium, potassium, osmolality, full blood count as well as renin and aldosterone.
Non-Probability Sample
All patients admitted acutely to medical wards who are aged 65 years and over.
Device: The Hydrant
The Hydrant is a new form of "drinking system" that may be used to provide continuous access to hydration will be given to 20 patients. 10 of the patients will have mild cognitive impairment with Mini Mental State Examination less than 24 and 10 with normal cognitive function. Patients and staff will be interviewed to assess the feasibility of the hydrant.
Patients aged 65 years and over
All patients aged 65 years and over admitted to acutely to medical wards
Intervention: Device: The Hydrant
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May 2014
April 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. - All patients of 65 years and over that are admitted acutely to medical wards
  2. - Ward staff who have been working in the clinical area for the duration of the trial (The Hydrant part of the study).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. - Patients who are moribund
  2. - Patients who are doubly incontinent
  3. - Patients on the end of life pathway
  4. - Patients with terminal illness with a known life expectancy less than 3 months
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
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United Kingdom
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University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham
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Principal Investigator: Dileep N Lobo, MD, FRCS University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham
July 2014