Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition copd
Treatments closer collaboration between hospital and primary healthcare system, usual care
Sponsor St. Olavs Hospital
Collaborator Community Health Network
Start date April 2008
End date December 2015
Trial size 200 participants
Trial identifier NCT00702078, 17417

Summary

We want to improve the treatment of patients suffering from COPD (3-4) by early medical intervention in the patients home. A close cooperation between the hospital and the primary healthcare system will hopefully reduce hospitalisation, drug consumption and improve quality of life. Following up from the hospital and the primary healthcare in cooperation may lead to earlier detection and treatment of exacerbations in COPD.

The main outcome variable will be number of hospitalizations assessed simply by counting. The second objective will be Quality of life and activation assessed by different questionnaires included in St.George´s Respiratory Questionnaire.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Other)
follow-up according to todays best practice.
usual care
follow-up according to todays best practice
(Experimental)
Follow-up from the hospital and the primary healthcare in cooperation
closer collaboration between hospital and primary healthcare system
Follow-up from the hospital and the primary healthcare in cooperation

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Number of hospitalizations
time frame: 2011

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
quality of life
time frame: 2011
lung function
time frame: 2011
use of medication
time frame: 2011
cost-effectiveness
time frame: 2011

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants up to 95 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - clinical diagnosis of COPD (III-IV) - receive help from homecare nurse - not suffering from any other serious disease, with expected lifespan less than 6 months Exclusion Criteria: -

Additional Information

Official title Randomised Clinical Study on the Effect of Home-based Treatment of Patients With COPD. Improved Cooperation Between Hospital and Primary Healthcare System.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by St. Olavs Hospital.