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Improving Vision and Quality of Life in the Nursing Home

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Retirement Research Foundation
Research to Prevent Blindness
EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
Pearle Vision Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00347620
First received: June 30, 2006
Last updated: March 12, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
  Purpose

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate whether interventions to improve vision in nursing home residents have an impact on residents' health-related quality of life. The interventions being evaluated are correction of refractive error (near-sightedness, far-sightedness, presbyopia) and cataract surgery.


Condition Intervention
Refractive Error
Cataract
Device: spectacles
Procedure: Cataract Surgery

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Improving Vision and Quality of Life in the Nursing Home

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Further study details as provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • vision-targeted health-related quality of life

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • depression
  • generic health-related quality of life
  • functional independence
  • participation in group activities
  • physical activities
  • falls
  • life space

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: August 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2003
Detailed Description:

The purpose of this project is two-fold: 1.) to establish the psychometric properties of the Nursing Home Vision-Specific Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) instrument, and; 2.) to evaluate the responsiveness of this instrument. Responsiveness will be assessed in two independent preliminary prospective intervention evaluations. The first responsiveness evaluation will involve a new spectacle intervention and the second will involve first eye cataract surgery. In addition, we will examine the association between the responsiveness of this instrument, and changes in visual functioning measures and other demographic variables.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least 60 years of age or older
  • expected to stay in facility foe at least 8 months
  • stable medical condition
  • moderately cognitively impaired or better

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those not meeting inclusion criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00347620

Locations
United States, Alabama
Integrated Health Services at Briarcliff
Alabaster, Alabama, United States, 35007
Shelby Ridge Nursing Home
Alabaster, Alabama, United States, 35007
Southgate Village
Bessemer, Alabama, United States, 35020
Livingston Health Care Center
Bessemer, Alabama, United States, 35020
Beverly Healthcare Meadowood
Bessemer, Alabama, United States, 35023
South Haven
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35226
Beverly Healthcare Center Forestdale
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35214
Beverly Healthcare East
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35215
Beverly Healthcare Riverchase
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35244
Estes Nursing Facility Civic Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35234
Estes Nursing Facility Northway
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35234
Fair Haven Retirement Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35210
Fairview Health & Rehabilitation Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35228
Beverly Health Care Center West
Fairfield, Alabama, United States, 35964
The Self Nursing Home, Inc
Hueytown, Alabama, United States, 35023
Beverly Healthcare Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove, Alabama, United States, 35127
Consult America Cottage Hills
Pleasant Grove, Alabama, United States, 35127
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Retirement Research Foundation
Research to Prevent Blindness
EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
Pearle Vision Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH University of Alabama at Birmingham
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00347620     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2000-072
Study First Received: June 30, 2006
Last Updated: March 12, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Refractive Errors
Eye Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 25, 2014