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Development and Implementation of Evidence-Based Family-Oriented Support for Young Carers and Their Families in Germany

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00734942
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2008 by University of Witten/Herdecke.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 23, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Witten/Herdecke

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to develop and implement evidence-based and family-oriented support for young carers and their families in Germany. Hypothesis is that families' own support mechanisms, combined with externally provided support that is determined by the families' specific needs, will help to overcome their burden and enable families to live in the way they wish to despite chronic illness. This will lead to a measurable increase in HRQOL of children concerned.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Illness Other: support service Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Improved Health-Related Quality of Life for Young Carers and Their Families in Germany on the Basis of Evidence-Based Family-Oriented Support
Study Start Date : January 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Caregivers

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
intervention group
Other: support service
  • professional partners for communication
  • befriending with other families concerned
  • information and education (about illness, symptoms, first aid, caring)
  • free-time activities and time out
  • homework assistance
  • administrative advise
  • support for everyday life

No Intervention: 2
waiting group



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. health-related Quality of Life in children [ Time Frame: study start and after 5 month of intervention ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children of mentally ill parents (chronic illness)
  • children of somatically ill parents (chronic illness)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • children of drug addicted parents

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00734942


Contacts
Contact: Sabine Metzing-Blau, Dr. 00492302926 ext 377 smetzing@uni-wh.de
Contact: Joerg grosse Schlarmann, MScN 00492302926 ext 377 schlarmann@uni-wh.de

Locations
Germany
Institute of Nursing Science Not yet recruiting
Witten, NRW, Germany, 58453
Contact: Sabine Metzing-Blau, Dr.    00492302926 ext 377    smetzing@uni-wh.de   
Contact: Joerg grosse Schlarmann, MScN    00492302926 ext 377    schlarmann@uni-wh.de   
Principal Investigator: Sabine Metzing-Blau, Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Joerg grosse Schlarmann, MScN         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Witten/Herdecke
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sabine Metzing-Blau, Dr. Institute of Nursing Science; Witten/Herdecke University
Study Director: Wilfried Schnepp, Prof.Dr. Institute of Nursing Science; Witten/Herdecke University

Additional Information:
Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schnepp, Universität Witten/Herdecke
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00734942     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01GT0619
First Posted: August 14, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by University of Witten/Herdecke:
young carers
family support
children (up to the age of 18) of chronically ill parents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes