Screening Versus Routine Practice in Detection of Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly Population of Lieto (LietoAF)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Juhani Airaksinen, University of Turku
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01721005
First received: October 26, 2012
Last updated: November 1, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

October 26, 2012
November 1, 2012
April 2012
November 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
The willingness to the pulse palpation and competence independently learn to feel own pulse. [ Time Frame: 1 month control visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Based on learning session evaluated by nurse and objective evaluation of the learned skills by pulse-arm device and patient's pulse diary
Same as current
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Number of patients with new atrial fibrillation detected during the study [ Time Frame: At 1 year followup ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
During the 1 year followup visit information on atrial fibrillation is gathered form the patients records and by interview
Same as current
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year followup visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    EQ5D based evaluation
  • New atrial fibrillation at long-term followup [ Time Frame: 5 year control ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Data on atrial fibrillation and thromboembolic complications is gathered from patient records and patient interview
Same as current
 
Screening Versus Routine Practice in Detection of Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly Population of Lieto
Screening Versus Routine Practice in Detection of Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly Population of Lieto

The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of patient education on feeling the own pulse irregularity in the elderly population of Lieto.

Prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) rises with age. Subjects have often symptoms like palpitation and discomfort but especially in elderly population there's significant quantity of persons who don't feel any symptoms and fail to seek for medical care for stroke prevention.

The main objectives in this study are to find out the prevalence of AF in the elderly population of Lieto, to assess the feasibility and reability of patient education on feeling one's pulse irregularity and the affect to the quality of life of the participating subjects and monitoring the possible increased burden to the public health care system.

The study contains two office visits with specified learning session and long-term phone-call follow-up.

The main objectives in this study are to find out the prevalence of AF in the elderly population of Lieto, to assess the feasibility of patient education on feeling one's pulse irregularity and the affect to the quality of life of the participating subjects and monitoring the possible increased burden to the public health care system.

The study contains two office visits with specified learning session and long-term phone-call follow-up. A specially trained nurse will initially give a 10 min education on pulse palpation to each person and evaluate their capacity to learn pulse palpation. During followup visits the compliance of the patient and possible new arrhythmias plus quality of life issues are recorded and their ability of pulse palpation is evaluated by artificial hand where various kinds of pulses are transmitted.

Interventional
Not Provided
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke
Other: Subject education to pulse palpation
The subject is educated to pulse palpation by registered cardiac nurse. The education time is limited to 10 minutes and done according preplanned education model.
pulse palpation education
The subject is educated to pulse palpation by registered cardiac nurse. The education time is limited to 10 minutes and done according preplanned education model
Intervention: Other: Subject education to pulse palpation
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
200
December 2014
November 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient aged 75 or over
  • inhabitant of Lieto
  • willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • chronic atrial fibrillation
  • ongoing anticoagulant treatment
  • permanent institutional care
Both
75 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Finland
 
NCT01721005
T31/2012
No
Juhani Airaksinen, University of Turku
University of Turku
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Juhani K Airaksinen, Professor University of Turku
University of Turku
November 2012

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