a Modified NTU-HELP Program
The aim is to replicate, develop, and pilot test a model of care for the prevention and management of functional decline of older patients during hospitalization.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Effect of the National Taiwan University Hospital Elder Life Program|
- Functional status:Barthel Index. Nutrition Status:Mini-Nutritional Assessment, plaque index, Repetitive Saliva Swallowing Test. Cognitive Status:Chinese Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). Color Trails Test(CTT). [ Time Frame: admission (T0) to discharge (T1), two weeks (T2), four weeks (T3), and 6 weeks post surgery (T4) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Usual Care Group
Usual care consists of standard hospital services provided by physicians, nurses, and support staff (e.g., physical therapist, dietitian) in the general surgery units.
Experimental: Experimental Group
The intervention consisted of a daily inpatient care protocol on three core intervention protocols on top of hospital routine care.
Behavioral: a modified NTU-HELP
The intervention consists of a daily inpatient care protocol on three core intervention protocols on top of hospital routine care.
to develop an intervention protocol that achieves clinical development objectives in a scientifically rigorous and time efficient manner.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01045330
|National Taiwan Unversity Hospital|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 110|
|Principal Investigator:||Cheryl Chai-Hui Chen, DNSc||National Taiwan University|