Vitamin D Levels and Vitamin D Education in Geriatric Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00273611
First received: January 4, 2006
Last updated: November 18, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

Vitamin D is important to maintain good health. Although it is found in foods and vitamins, many people still have low vitamin D levels. One purpose of this study is to describe vitamin D levels from patients at the University of Colorado Seniors Clinic. Another goal of the study is to find out if education by a pharmacist can increase vitamin D levels in patients who have low vitamin D levels.


Condition Intervention
Vitamin D Insufficiency
Vitamin D Deficiency
Behavioral: Pharmacist Education about Vitamin D

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Characterization of Vitamin D Levels and Affect of Pharmacist-initiated Vitamin D Education in Geriatric Outpatients.

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Further study details as provided by University of Colorado, Denver:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 25(OH) vitamin D level [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in vitamin D level after usual care or pharmacist education


Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pharmacist education
Pharmacist education about vitamin D
Behavioral: Pharmacist Education about Vitamin D
No Intervention: Usual care
Usual care

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 89 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient at the University of Colorado Hospital Seniors Clinic with an appointment in December 2005 or January 2006
  • Age 65-89 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of dementia or memory loss
  • Severe illness or life expectancy less than 6 months
  • Assistance with medications from an assisted living facility
  • History of celiac Sprue, Crohn's disease, or chronic pancreatitis
  • High calcium levels, high parathyroid hormone levels, low phosphorus levels, or very high vitamin D levels
  • Taking prescription vitamin D
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00273611

Locations
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Hospital Seniors Clinic
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sunny Linnebur, Pharm.D. University of Colorado, Denver
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00273611     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-0799, 5M01RR000051
Study First Received: January 4, 2006
Last Updated: November 18, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
vitamin D deficiency
geriatric patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Avitaminosis
Deficiency Diseases
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Vitamin D
Ergocalciferols
Vitamins
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Micronutrients
Growth Substances

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