This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition focus on the elderly in a nursing home
Treatment pharmaceutical care
Sponsor Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Start date April 2013
End date July 2015
Trial size 100 participants


This study investigates the effect of pharmaceutical care on a Veteran nursing home. 100 patients will be selected into this controlled study.The hypothesis are:

1. After patients receive pharmaceutical care, their drug related problems will be decreased.

2. After patients received pharmaceutical care, their self-reported medical expenditure will be decreased.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective prospective
Veterans do not receiving pharmaceutical care
Veterans receiving pharmaceutical care
pharmaceutical care
pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care to the intervention group, comparing to ordinary care in control group

Primary Outcomes

potential inappropriate medication (PIA)
time frame: one year

Secondary Outcomes

drug items used
time frame: one year
medical expenditure
time frame: one year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Residents in the Veteran nursing home - Age over 65 years old - Complete Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) - Use more than 4 drug item per day (excluding stat order) - subjects with more than 2 chronic diseases. Exclusion Criteria: - subjects who were in pharmaceutical care project of Taiwan Pharmacist Association.

Additional Information

Official title The Impacts of Pharmaceutical Cares on the Elderly in a VA Nursing Home.
Principal investigator Wen-Shyong Liou, PhD
Description Around 200 residents in a Veteran nursing home will be selected for reviewing inclusion and exclusion criteria. A total of 100 subjected are selected into this randomized controlled trial. Each group will have 50 subjects and then divides into 4 subgroup, according to their drug items used (5-7 and over 8 items used). The inclusion criteria: 1. Residents of the Veteran nursing home. 2. over 65 years old. 3. complete comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) 4. prescription drugs more than 4 times/day, excluding stat order. 5. with 2 or more chronic diseases. Exclusion criteria: 1. residents who were in the pharmaceutical care project of Taiwan Pharmacists Association.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Taichung Veterans General Hospital.