Self Care for Older Persons in Singapore: An Intervention Study (SCOPE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01672177|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 24, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 16, 2015
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The main aim of the project is to evaluate a self-care intervention program aimed at enhancing the ability of mildly disabled and healthy older persons in Singapore to manage their health.
A secondary aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of training community health workers located within Senior Activity Centres in Singapore to support the self-care capacity development amongst older persons in the locale.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Health Services, Geriatric||Behavioral: Chronic disease self-management training||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||400 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Self Care for Older Persons in Singapore: An Intervention Study|
|Study Start Date :||August 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2014|
No Intervention: Control
Individuals in the control group will not receive any training.
Individuals in the intervention group will receive two hour long weekly training sessions for seven to eight months. The content of the training focuses on health promotion, health seeking behaviours and chronic disease management.
Behavioral: Chronic disease self-management training
Those in the intervention group will receive two hour long weekly training sessions for seven-eight months (a total of 56 hours of training).
- Clinical Measures [ Time Frame: 18 months ]The primary outcome measure is a composite of the change in the following measures: 1)Systolic BP; 2)HbA1C; and 3)normalized peak flow. The null hypothesis is that there is no difference between intervention and control in any of the measures.
- Improved Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 18 months ]Improve quality of life of participants and their caregivers using a validated measure (EQ-5D).
- Community Health Trainer [ Time Frame: 18 months ]Develop a community health trainer capacity in low-income settings as assessed by numbers of individuals who successfully complete the health trainer education.
- Healthcare Utilization [ Time Frame: 18 months ]Reduce the number of hospitalizations, outpatient and emergency visits in the intervention group vs control.
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||55 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||Yes|
- Age 55 and above
- Age 21 or above for CHTs
- No cognitive impairment as justified by AMT
- No Activities of Daily Living (ADL)Limitations preventing them from coming to questionnaire interviews, health screenings, and/or weekly health trainings.
- Not severely ill ; not on dialysis, chemotherapy or psychiatric medication
- Below 55 years of age
- Cognitively impaired
- Severely depressed
- With ADLs preventing them from coming to questionnaire interviews, health screenings, and/or weekly health trainings.
- Severely ill ; on dialysis, chemotherapy or psychiatric medication
- Those who refused to have their biomarkers taken (applies to both intervention and non-intervention group)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01672177
|Singapore, Singapore, 150071|
|Moral Seniors Activity Centre (Redhill)|
|Singapore, Singapore, 150089|
|Moral Neighbourhood Link Bukit Merah View/Tanjong Pagar FSC|
|Singapore, Singapore, 150118|
|Kreta Ayer Seniors Activity Centre (Chin Swee)|
|Singapore, Singapore, 160051|
|Sarah Seniors Activity Centre|
|Singapore, Singapore, 160105|
|Kreta Ayer Senior Activity Centre (Jalan Kukoh)|
|Singapore, Singapore, 162008|
|AWWA Seniors Activity Centre|
|Singapore, Singapore, 560123|
|Ang Mo Kio Family Services Centre|
|Singapore, Singapore, 560230|
|Community Care Network Senior Activity Centre @Teck Ghee 420|
|Singapore, Singapore, 560420|
|Care Corner Toa Payoh|
|Moral Neighbourhood Link Telok Blangah|
|Principal Investigator:||David B Matchar, MD||Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School|
|Responsible Party:||Dr. David Matchar, Professor and Director, Program in Health Services and Systems Research, National University of Singapore|
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|First Posted:||August 24, 2012 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||April 16, 2015|
|Last Verified:||April 2015|