Effects of Functional Incidental Training in VA NHCU Residents

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00013507
First received: March 14, 2001
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: January 2001
  Purpose

This research on Functional Incidental Training ( FIT) primarily involves women residing in community nursing homes. It is an individualized rehabilitative protocol intended to improve mobility, endurance, strength and continence in frail, older, functionally impaired and disabled veterans.

Objectives of the project are as follows:

1) Test the effects of FIT on transfer ability, continence, ambulation/mobility, balance and fall risk, strength, and endurance; 2) Determine the characteristics of NHCU residents who respond to FIT; 3)Identify the most sensitive outcome measures related to FIT; and 4) Determine the labor costs of FIT relative to usual care.


Condition Intervention Phase
Aging
Procedure: Falls
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Effects of Functional Incidental Training in VA NHCU Residents

Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Estimated Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: January 1999
Study Completion Date: December 2002
Detailed Description:

This research on Functional Incidental Training ( FIT) primarily involves women in community nursing homes.

Objectives:

1. test the effects of FIT on functions such as transfer ability, continence, ambulation/mobility,balance and fall risk, strength, and endurance; 2. determine the characteristics of NHCU residents who respond to FIT; 3. identify the most sensitive outcome measures related to FIT; and 4. determine the labor costs of FIT relative to usual care.

. The intervention is an individualized rehabilitative protocol intended to improve mobility, endurance, strength and continence in frail, older, functionally impaired and disabled veterans in VA nursing home care units(NHCUs).The design is a multi-site cross-over design, to be carried out in five NHCUs (Atlanta, Durham, Salisbury, Augusta, Tuscaloosa) over about eight months in each site. About 24 residents will be recruited in each NHCU: 12 each will be randomized to initial intervention and control for 8 wks and evaluated; the controls will then receive the intervention and vice versa for another 8 wks with another evaluation. Patients are seen 4x a day for FIT activities, including walking/using wheel chair, prompted toileting, strengthening exercises. Outcome measures will be made in a blinded manner by Project Manager.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Functionally impaired elderly

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00013507

Locations
United States, Georgia
VAMC, Decatur
Decatur, Georgia, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Investigator: John Fryer, Ph.D., Asst. Director Department of Veterans Affairs, Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service
Investigator: Victoria Mongiardo, Program Analyst Department of Veterans Affairs, Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00013507     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E2226R
Study First Received: March 14, 2001
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
Frail
FIT
transfer
continence
ambulation
balance
fall risk
strength,endurance

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014