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Efficacy of a Disease Management Program in Very Old Patients With Heart Failure

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01076465
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 19, 2016
Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Fondo de Investigacion Sanitaria
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carlos RodrÃ-guez Pascual, Hospital de Meixoeiro

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a disease management programme (DMP) for very old patients with HF and significant co-morbidity.

METHODS: A multicenter randomized trial will be conducted with 700 patients with heart failure, aged over 75 years, admitted to the acute-care units of the Geriatrics Departments in 8 hospitals. Patients will be randomly allocated to a DMP or to conventional usual-care. Randomization will be stratified by hospital and performed with concealment of the allocation list.

The DMP will be conducted by a case manager, and will include three main components:

  1. patient education to improve disease' knowledge and self-care
  2. monitoring of clinical status
  3. therapeutic adherence. Main statistical analyses will be performed according to the intention-to-treat principle, and will use Cox regression models to examine the association of a DMP with hospital readmission, quality-of-life, and mortality over 12 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Comorbidity Case-manager Other: Disease management program Behavioral: Usual care Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 700 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Efficacy of a Disease Management Program in Very Old Patients With Heart Failure and Significant Comorbidity: a Multicenter Randomized Trial
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Lifestyle counselling
Educational intervention, monitoring of clinical status, monitoring of treatment adherence
Other: Disease management program
1. Educational intervention on management of heart failure and comorbidity to improve patient's knowledge of his/her disease and self-care 2) Monitoring of clinical status 3) Monitoring and improvement of therapeutic adherence.

Active Comparator: Comparator
Usual care
Behavioral: Usual care
Usual care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality or readmission [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health related quality of life [ Time Frame: one year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age:75 y or older
  2. Co-morbidity or dependency. At least one of the following criteria: Charlson index >3, dependency in 2 or more basic activities of daily living,treatment with 5 or more drugs, urgent hospitalization in the last 3 months, three or more diseases with active treatment, limitation in daily living because of vision or hearing impairment, cognition deficit, Parkinson disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive lung disease, severe anemia, constitutional syndrome
  3. Hospital admission with a main diagnosis of heart failure (according to the criteria of the European Society of Cardiology or Framingham criteria) in NYHA functional class II-IV.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participation refusal
  2. Terminal illness
  3. Cognitive decline or severe cognitive deficit, which does not permit a minimum knowledge of the disease, or lack of carers which give consent to study participation
  4. Clinical instability as assessed with the Kosecof index
  5. Being in waiting list for organ transplant or cardiac surgery
  6. Inability to be followed-up because of other reasons (change of place of residence,..)
  7. Institutionalization

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01076465

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Hospital Meixoeiro
Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain, 36200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital de Meixoeiro
Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Fondo de Investigacion Sanitaria
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Carlos RodrÃ-guez Pascual, MD, PhD, Hospital de Meixoeiro Identifier: NCT01076465    
Other Study ID Numbers: PI081280
PI081280 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria, Spain )
First Posted: February 26, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2016
Last Verified: June 2011
Keywords provided by Carlos RodrÃ-guez Pascual, Hospital de Meixoeiro:
Heart failure
Disease management
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases