After Discharge Management of Low Income Frail Elderly
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00328848|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 22, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 17, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Heart Failure, Congestive Coronary Arteriosclerosis Atrial Fibrillation Cerebrovascular Accident Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis||Behavioral: Behavioral Behavioral: behavioral||Not Applicable|
This randomized trial will test the effectiveness of improved clinical practice through comprehensive care management in elderly patients with chronic illness and functional impairment discharged from an acute care hospital. For the intervention group, patient care will be coordinated by a nurse care manager who will perform a comprehensive in home assessment and provide patient education and self management support. The care manager will work with an interdisciplinary team (IT) to develop and implement a plan of care. Evidence based care plans will be implemented in collaboration with the patient, the primary care physician (PCP), the local Area Agency on Aging (AAoA), and other community social agencies. The care manager will provide frequent patient follow up across all providers to ensure integration of medical and social issues. Control patients will be referred to the local AAoA with no IT follow up. Although control patients will receive, through the AAoA, referrals for care and psychosocial support, the absence of a care manager and IT will, we expect, result in functional decline, lower quality of life, and higher health care costs.
The intervention (n=265) and control (n=265) groups will be compared at 1 year on a profile of health and well being using a multiple endpoint global hypothesis testing strategy. The global measure will be comprised of the following 5 domains: function, institutionalization, quality of life, quality of medical management, and quality of self management. Priority populations identified by AHRQ who are targeted in this study include the elderly, patients with chronic illnesses, low income (dual eligible), and patients with disabilities. This study also includes minorities, women, and patients who live in the inner city. Future economic analyses of benefits (for which alternative funding is currently being sought) will inform policy makers about funding care management in AHRQ priority populations.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||530 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||After Discharge Management of Low Income Frail Elderly (AD-LIFE)|
|Study Start Date :||October 2005|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2013|
Experimental: Intervention care management
post dischsrge care management by a nurse care manager who performs in-home vistis and reports to a interdisciplinary team. Team generates care recommendations based on patient goals. PCP and care manager implement the care plan that is based on patient goals. Includes education, behavioral interventions, and coaching.
Group Treatment(patient education, self management support, caregiver support)Behavioral: behavioral
patient education, self management support, caregiver support
- Function [ Time Frame: Length of Study ]
- Quality of life [ Time Frame: Duration ]
- Quality of medical management [ Time Frame: Duration ]
- Mortality [ Time Frame: Duration ]
- Opportunity costs of caregiver time [ Time Frame: Duration ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00328848
|Principal Investigator:||Kyle R Allen, DO||Riverside Health System|