Heart Failure Management Program Versus Usual Care

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2013 by Case Western Reserve University
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rebecca Boxer, Case Western Reserve University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01822912
First received: March 26, 2013
Last updated: April 2, 2013
Last verified: March 2013

March 26, 2013
April 2, 2013
January 2013
December 2016   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
30 day post SNF admission outcomes [ Time Frame: Up to 60 days post SNF admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
To determine the difference in the composite endpoint of 30-day all-cause hospitalization, all-cause emergency department visits and all-cause mortality between heart failure patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities cared for by a heart failure-disease management program vs usual care.
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01822912 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Health status and self care 60 days post SNF admission [ Time Frame: 60 days post SNF admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To compare the difference in health status and self-care for patients with heart failure cared for by a SNF heart failure-disease management program vs usual care 60 days post SNF admission. Health Status will be measured by the KCCQ (Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire) which is a 23 item questionnaire specific for patients with HF. It includes aspects of physical function, symptoms (frequency, severity and stability), social function, self-efficacy, knowledge, and quality of life. HF Self Management will be measured using the SCHFI (Self-Care HF Index) which consists of 15 item scale with 3 domains of self care including self care maintenance (behaviors to maintain clinical stability), self-care management (decision making process with regard to symptom changes), and confidence to manage symptoms.
  • Patients living at home 60 days post-SNF admission with Heart Failure (HF) [ Time Frame: 60 days post SNF admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To determine if a SNF HF disease management program vs. usual care results in a greater proportion of HF patients who were previously living at home return home vs. admission to long term care post SNF discharge.
  • Cost-effectiveness [ Time Frame: Up to 60 days post SNF admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To assess the cost-effectiveness of heart failure disease management program vs usual care for SNF patients with HF
Same as current
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Heart Failure Management Program Versus Usual Care
Evaluation of a Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Disease Management Program Versus Usual Care

Heart Failure patients discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilities have higher rehospitalization rates and mortality than patients discharged to home.

Heart Failure disease management programs have been shown to reduce rehospitalizations in community settings, no national guidelines have been set forth for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF).

This study will investigate the the effect of a heart failure-disease management program on the outcome of all-cause hospital readmissions, emergency room admissions and mortality for 30 days post-SNF admission using 7 component heart failure disease management program.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Other: Heart Failure Disease Management Program
    Patients in the Disease Management Program will be assessed 3 times a week while in SNF.
  • Other: Heart Failure Usual Care
  • Active Comparator: Heart Failure Disease Management Program
    Patients will receive personalized care to include medication titration, daily weights, symptom and activity assessment, documentation of ejection fraction, patient and caregiver education,dietary surveillance, discharge instructions and follow up visit within 7 days of SNF discharge
    Intervention: Other: Heart Failure Disease Management Program
  • Placebo Comparator: Heart Failure Usual Care
    SNF patients with Heart Failure will receive usual care
    Intervention: Other: Heart Failure Usual Care
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
1400
December 2018
December 2016   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Heart Failure is listed as the hospital discharge primary diagnosis
  • Heart Failure is listed as the hospital discharge secondary diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any life threatening condition which predicts mortality in 6 months or less
Both
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Contact: Jill Bradisse, MA 216-285-4119 jill.bradisse@uhhospitals.org
Contact: Christine Bodnar, BSN 216-285-4120 christine.bodnar@uhhospitals.org
United States
 
NCT01822912
SNF Connect, RO1HL113387
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Rebecca Boxer, Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
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Case Western Reserve University
March 2013

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