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Self-management for Dual Sensory Impaired

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01217502
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 8, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 24, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Radboud University

Brief Summary:
This study aims to determine the effectiveness of a self-management program for elderly with an acquired and concurrent hearing and visual impairment due to age-related disease processes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hearing Loss Low Vision Behavioral: Self management program Behavioral: self management program Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 89 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Self-management for Dual Sensory Impaired Older People and Their Caregivers: an Effective Approach?
Study Start Date : November 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Self management Behavioral: Self management program
Professional caregivers will be trained in offering a self management program to aged persons with a dual sensory impairment. Duration of the program: 6 months
Other Name: Empowerment

Behavioral: self management program
Learning and practicing skills necessary to carry on an active and emotionally satisfying life in the face of the dual sensory impairment
Other Name: self efficacy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Participation in social, leisure and communicative activities. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    2 outcome measures will be used:

    • Activity Card Sort (Baum & Edwards 2001): change from baseline in leisure activities and social contacts at 6 months
    • Hearing Handicap Questionnaire (Gatehouse & Noble 2004): change from baseline in communicative contacts at 6 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. work satisfaction professional caregivers [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Depressive feelings [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. Autonomy. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Outcome measure: 9-item Patient Autonomy Questionnaire (Vernooij-Dassen & Osse 2005): change from baseline in dependency, losing control, and limitation of activities at 6 months

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical diagnosis of hearing loss and low vision
  • at least one sensory loss acquired after the age of 55
  • living in a home for the elderly

Exclusion Criteria:

  • congenital deaf persons
  • a dual sensory loss before the age of 55

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01217502

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Foundation Riethorst Stromenland
Geertruidenberg, Gelderland, Netherlands, 4931HV
Foundation Zorggroep Noord-Limburg
Herkenbosch, Limburg, Netherlands, 6075HE
Maasduinen Foundation
Kaatsheuvel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, 5171DA
Zorgbalans Foundation
Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, 2034MC
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
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Study Chair: M. Vernooij-Dassen, Prof. dr. Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Radboud University Identifier: NCT01217502    
Other Study ID Numbers: Kalorama 1
First Posted: October 8, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 24, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014
Keywords provided by Radboud University:
Homes for the aged
Self management
Personal autonomy
Disease management
Self efficacy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hearing Loss
Vision, Low
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Vision Disorders
Eye Diseases