Outcomes Of Social Service Programs For Homebound Older Adults
The objective of this prospective study is to document the impact of social service interventions (including meals, telephone reassurance, and friendly visiting)provided by the Burden Center, a model community social service agency, on overall quality of life.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Outcomes Of Social Service Programs For Homebound Older Adults|
- Quality of life Depressive symptoms
|Study Start Date:||April 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2003|
Specific outcomes include mental and physical function as measured by the SF-36, and depressive symptoms as measured by the CES-D depression scale. The hypothesis is that a multicomponent social service intervention program that provides social support and reduces social isolation can prevent depression and decline in quality of life in this vulnerable population.
|United States, New York|
|The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Mary E Charlson, MD||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|