Preventive Home Visits for Healthy Pensioners- a Randomized Controlled Trial
To investigate whether preventive home visits for healthy persons 75+, made by professional health workers, can change the pattern of care utilization and if the quality of life can improve. The hypothesis is that care utilisation will reduce, mortality decrease and quality of life improve.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Preventive Home Visits for Healthy Pensioners- a Randomized Controlled Trial in Nordmaling|
- use of health care facilities during two years 2000-2001
- all cause mortality during two years 2000 - 2001
- use of health care facilities 2002-2004
- all cause mortality during 2002-2004
|Study Start Date:||February 2000|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2001|
To investigate whether preventive home visits for healthy pensioners aged 75 years and over , can change the pattern of care utilization and if the quality of life can improve. To investigate if the results will last after the intervention has come to an end.
The concept of care utilization can in this trial be clarified as:
- use of primary health care
- use of elderly care including elderly houses
- use of hospital care
The concept of quality of life will in this trial be measured with a number of self judgements.
The trial is performed as a randomized controlled trial in a small rural community in the north of Sweden. The staff is professional health workers and the visits is performed in the pensioners own homes.
|Umeå University, Epidemiology and Public Health|
|Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden, 914 05|
|Study Chair:||Lars Dahlgren, professor||Epeidemiology and Public Health, Umeå University|