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Autonomy Among Physically Frail Older People in Nursing Homes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00783055
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Southern Denmark

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the status of perceived autonomy and to evaluate the effectiveness of individually tailored programmes on perceived autonomy in physically frail older people living in nursing homes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Frailty Other: Individually tailored programmes Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Experiencing autonomy is recognised to promote health and well-being for all age groups. Perceived lack of control has been found to be detrimental to physical and mental health. There is a lack of evidence-based knowledge elucidating how frail older people in nursing home settings perceive autonomy. Further, there are no studies on the extent to which this perception can be influenced positively by participating in an individually tailored programme based on individual wishes for daily activities.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of individually tailored programmes on perceived autonomy in physically frail older people in nursing homes.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 66 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Autonomy Among Physically Frail Older People in Nursing Homes: a Study Protocol for an Intervention Study
Study Start Date : March 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Nursing Homes

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment
12 weeks of individually tailored intervention programmes based on participants individual wishes for daily activities e.g.ADL, mobility, social, mental or creative that they want to improve, conserve - and/or to revive.
Other: Individually tailored programmes
Individualised intervention programmes based on individual wishes for daily activities
Other Names:
  • activity
  • autonomy




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Autonomy Sub-dimension [ Time Frame: baseline, after 12 weeks, anfter 24 weeks ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 65 years or older
  • All kinds of diseases leading to physical frailty
  • Dependent on assistance in minimum one P-ADL activity
  • Able to understand verbal instructions
  • Willing to participate
  • Expected to live in the nursing home during the 24 weeks
  • Both men and women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Terminal stages of disease
  • MMSE-score below 16

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Locations
Denmark
Centre of Applied and Clinical Excercise Sciences, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark
Investigators
Study Director: Lis Puggaard, PhD University of Southern Denmark

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mette Andresen/Senior Lecturer & PhD student, The University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00783055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-1-52G
First Posted: October 31, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by University of Southern Denmark:
Autonomy
Older people
Physically frail
Nursing home
Intervention study