This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition coronary heart disease
Treatment exercise
Sponsor Bispebjerg Hospital
Collaborator Velux Fonden
Start date January 2007
End date July 2009
Trial size 115 participants
Trial identifier NCT00489801, KF 11 2006-4305


Hypothesis: Home-based cardiac rehabilitation is as effective as comprehensive centre-based cardiac rehabilitation in patients older than 65 years.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Exercise intervention and lifestyle counseling at centre or exercise intervention at home
Exercise intervention and lifestyle counseling at centre or exercise intervention at home

Primary Outcomes

Exercise capacity
time frame: At baseline and after 3,6 and 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Blood pressure, cholesterol, body composition, HRQL
time frame: At baseline and after 3, 6 and 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Event of coronary heart disease (new myocardial infarction, CABG or PCI) Exclusion Criteria: 1. Care home patients. 2. Serious disability incompatible with rehabilitation. 3. Social circumstances incompatible with participation.

Additional Information

Official title RCT Comparing Home-based Cardiac Rehabilitation With Comprehensive Centre-based Cardiac Rehabilitation and Usual Care in Patients Older Than 65 Years With Coronary Heart Disease. The HOMEBASE Trial.
Principal investigator Bodil Oerkild, MD, ph.d fellow
Description Participation in cardiac rehabilitation is known to reduce mortality and morbidity and increase health related quality of life. However, participation rate are low among elderly cardiac patients with coronary heart disease. Home-based cardiac rehabilitation could be an attractive alternative to the centre-based programmes but studies investigating the effect of these programmes are limited and even less is known about the effect among the elderly.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Bispebjerg Hospital.