Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition geriatric disorder
Treatment assessment of functional ability and follow-up at home
Sponsor Aarhus University Hospital
Collaborator VIA University College
Start date March 2014
End date June 2016
Trial size 352 participants
Trial identifier NCT02078466, Functional ability in older

Summary

The aim of this study is to examine the effect of an intervention that consist of assessment of functional ability, rehabilitation plan and follow-up at home for older medical patients.

The hypothesis is that assessment of functional ability, development of rehabilitation plan and follow-up at home reduce the older medical patient's risk of readmission. Also the intervention is expected to reduce mortality, number of contacts to general practitioners and emergency physician

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose supportive care
Arm
(No Intervention)
Usual care
(Experimental)
Assessment of functional ability and follow-up at home
assessment of functional ability and follow-up at home
Assessment of functional ability and follow-up at home

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Readmission
time frame: Readmission in 26 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Readmission
time frame: Readmission in 30 days
Mortality
time frame: Mortality in 26 weeks
Number of contacts with GP
time frame: 26 weeks
Number of contacts with emergency Physician
time frame: 26 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients admitted to Medical Visitations Section (MVA) Aarhus University Hospital - Aged 65+ - Resident in City of Aarhus Exclusion Criteria: - Patients admitted from nursing home - Patients transferred to other hospital departments - Patients terminally ill

Additional Information

Official title Assessment of Functional Ability and Follow-up at Home for Older Medical Patients
Principal investigator Hans Kirkegaard, Professor
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Aarhus University Hospital.