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The Effect on Function of Increasing Activity for Nursing Home Residents

This study has been completed.
Helse Midt-Norge
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: September 20, 2005
Last updated: March 6, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

As designs of existing outcome studies are disparate and do not always relate well to a Swedish context, the need for further studies is obvious. Also, an empirical theory drawn from the best practice supporting autonomy and wellbeing for clients in a nursing home setting has not yet been fully depicted. The study described below intends to fill a gap in knowledge related to the effect of enhanced activities of daily living (ADL)-training, physical, and daily activities and staff education in a nursing home setting, based on a theory- and evidence-based intervention programme in a Swedish as well as a Nordic health care context. The aims of the study are to describe the impact of an individually tailored intervention program, in a nursing home setting, on:

  • Physical capacity
  • Degree of dependence in ADL
  • Long-term participation in physical and/or daily activities
  • Self-rated wellbeing

Condition Intervention
Frailty Nursing Home Residents Behavioral: Individualized exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Physical and Daily Activity for Residents in a Nursing Home Setting. -A Nordic Multi-Centre Study

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical function [ Time Frame: baseline, three and six months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Falls [ Time Frame: during six months ]

Enrollment: 125
Study Start Date: October 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: exercise group
individualized exercise
Behavioral: Individualized exercise
individualized exercise, physical activity and training in daily life situations given by trained physical therapists and occupational therapists
No Intervention: control group
care as usal

Detailed Description:

The Trondheim study has additional aims to assess the impact of intervention on:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Falls

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 65 years of age
  • Expected stay in the nursing home > 3 months
  • Able to take instruction

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Persons in a terminal phase
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00218842

Section of Geriatric Medicine, St. Olavs University Hospital
Trondheim, Norway, N-7016
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Helse Midt-Norge
Study Chair: Jorunn L Helbostad, PhD St. Olavs University Hospital and Norwegian University of Science and Technology