CopenHeart IE - Integrated Rehabilitation of Patients Treated for Infective Endocarditis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01512615|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2019
The aim of the study is to describe the effect and meaning of an integrated rehabilitation programme, consisting of physical training and psycho-educational care, for patients treated for infective endocarditis.
The hypothesis is, that integrated rehabilitation can improve mental health, physical capacity and other factors.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Infective Endocarditis||Other: Complex Cardiac rehabilitation Other: Control group||Not Applicable|
Infective endocarditis (IE) is among the most serious infectious diseases in the western world. Treatment requires lengthy hospitalization, high dosage antibiotics and possible valve replacement surgery. Studies indicate that patients experience persisting physical symptoms, diminished quality of life and difficulties returning to work, up to a year post-discharge. No studies investigating the effect of, interventions aimed at relieving these problems, have been published.
A randomized clinical trial is conducted to investigate the effect and meaning of an integrated rehabilitation programme on the physical and psychosocial functioning of patients treated for IE. The trial is a multi-centre, parallel arm design. A mixed methods embedded experimental design is chosen to include both quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate the intervention. The intervention consists of five psycho-educational consultations provided by specialized nurses and a twelve week individualized exercise training programme provided by physiotherapists. A qualitative and a survey-based pre-study will be undertaken, to investigate post-discharge experiences and rehabilitation needs of patients treated for IE. A qualitative post-intervention study will explore rehabilitation participation experiences.
The hypothesis is, that integrated rehabilitation can improve mental health, physical capacity, self-rated health, quality of life, nutritional status, sleep-quality and body-image and reduce anxiety, depression, fatigue, health care utilisation, work cessation and mortality in patients treated for IE and that it is cost effective.
150 patients treated for leftsided- (native- or prosthetic valve) or cardiac device endocarditis will be included in the trial
Questionnaires, cardiopulmonary testing, 6 minute walking test and qualitative interviews will be used to evaluate the effect and meaning of the programme.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||117 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||RCT|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||CopenHeart IE - A Randomized Clinical Trial Investigating the Effect and Meaning of Integrated Rehabilitation Versus Usual Follow-up of Patients Treated for Infective Endocarditis|
|Actual Study Start Date :||December 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 15, 2018|
Experimental: Intervention group
Complex Cardiac Rehabilitation
Other: Complex Cardiac rehabilitation
Complex Cardiac Rehabilitation consisting of exercise training (minimum 3 times a week for a total of twelve weeks) and psychoeducational care (5 sessions over 6 months)
Experimental: Control group
Other: Control group
Usual care, clinical control as provided by treating heart centre
- Change in Mental component scale [ Time Frame: 1, 4, 6 and 12 months ]Measured by the mental component scale (MCS) in the SF-36 questionnaire
- Change in physical capacity [ Time Frame: 1, 4 and 6 months ]Measured by Peak VO2 via ergospirometry testing
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01512615
|Rigshospitalet / gentofte hospital|
|Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100|
|Principal Investigator:||Trine B Rasmussen, PhD fellow||Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, University Hospital Gentofte|
|Principal Investigator:||Selina K Berg, MScN, Ph.d.||Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, University Hospital Gentofte|
|Principal Investigator:||Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, MD, Ph.d.||Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark|
|Principal Investigator:||Henning Bundgaard, MD, Ph.d.||Rigshospitalet, Denmark|
|Principal Investigator:||Philip Moons, Prof, PhD||Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven—University of|