This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition multiple chronic diseases
Treatment home-based rehabilitation
Sponsor Universidad de Almeria
Collaborator Torrecárdenas Hospital
Start date January 2013
End date September 2015
Trial size 300 participants
Trial identifier NCT02715245, CEIC-AL 39/2012


In this research, investigators pretent to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical, functional, psychological and social impact of an intervention model based on shared care between the Mobile Rehabilitation and Physical therapy team (MRPTT) and nurse case managers of Primary Care in a sample of patients with multiple chronic diseases (comorbidities) and their caregivers. A non-randomised controlled trial.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, investigator)
Primary purpose health services research
Patients with multiple chronic disease referred to Mobile Rehabilitation and Physical therapy team (MRPTT) and Nurse-led case Management in the province of Almeria that comply the inclusion criteria; as well as their caregivers.
home-based rehabilitation
Procedure/Surgery: Home-based rehabilitation In the patient's home, the primarily applied treatment has been physical therapy, seeking to achieve the highest possible functionality and gait training. In more than 25% of cases, health education is conducted for families and caregivers. Thus, consistent with the patient's condition and their tolerance to activity and to exercise their self-care independently, rehabilitation interventions are activated that prevent sequelae derived from functional limitations.
(No Intervention)
Patients with multiple chronic disease and their caregivers belonging to health centers or areas where there is no figure MRPTT or Nurse-led case Management to reach this population

Primary Outcomes

Activities of daily living (ADLs)
time frame: The Barthel Index is assessing a change between initial assessment, at 2, 6 and 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Risk of falls
time frame: Changes between initial assessment, at 2, 6 and 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with multiple chronic diseases that are referred to the nurse case managers and home rehabilitation. - Detected in Hospital or Primary Care. - To provide informed consent to participate in research. Exclusion Criteria: - clinical situation of agony; - No acceptance of treatment by the patient or family - Refuse to participate in the study - Lack of cooperation of the patient or caregiver.

Additional Information

Official title A Home-based Rehabilitation Program in Multiple Chronic Diseases: the RITH Trial
Description The Experimental group consisted of patients with multiple chronic diseases referred to services in the province of Almería that comply the inclusion criteria and their caregivers. Outcome measures: sex, age, location, primary caregiver, disabling process, number and type of categories including by multiple pathologies, personal history, assessment (physical and functional), Barthel Index, Lawton and Brody index, risk of falls, Scale Pfeiffer, social support, caregiver burden, hospital readmissions and length, technical aids. Quality of Life (SF-12) and degree of user satisfaction. Regarding the intervention: date of application, date of assessment, objectives, treatment / intervention techniques, number of sessions, staff time spent. Control Group: Patients with multiple diseases and their caregivers, belonging to health centers or areas where there is no figure nurse case manager or MRPTT. Registration information will consist of the same assessments, questionnaires and scales that are comparable to the experimental and control groups for analysis.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Universidad de Almeria.