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Conservation of Praxis in the Food and Alzheimer Disease (PRAXALIM)

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: NCT01743534
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 22, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Limoges

Brief Summary:

The insanities, priority of public health in 2008, have significant prevalency in Limousin, region in the ageing demography (1/3 of the population is more than 60 years old against 1/5th of average in France). To prevent the lack of therapeutic solutions, for these evolutionary diseases, the new plan Alzheimer 2008-2012 encourages the research.

The insanities deprive gradually the individual of their autonomy, their personality and their identity. The help of an institution is sometimes inevitable. In the middle of this stressful environment, the patient affected by severe insanity, need marks.

The aspect of their old objects, significant for them, has to be prioritized because the institutional universe, often depersonalized doesn't mean anything for them. In front of repeated failures, they're hurt in their self respect.

The prevention of the undernutrition, comes by a preservation of praxis and pleasure at table. The institutional plate used in certain hospital sectors, is unpersonal (rectangular, divided) and can be destabilizing for the mentally ill person.

Condition or disease
Alzheimer Disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 32 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impact of the Shape of Plates on the Conservation of Praxis in the Food at the Old Persons Suffering From Severe Insanities of Chap Alzheimer or Mixed in Institution.
Study Start Date : July 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2016

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Conservation of praxies and form plates

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Score of Blandford Scale [ Time Frame: 2 days ]
    Blandford Scale of which will be estimated before ( J0) and after ( J21) modification of the plate

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Score of Blandford scale [ Time Frame: 2 days ]
    Blandford scale which will be estimated before ( J0) and after ( J42) modification of the plate

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Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patient achieves of the Alzheimer's disease

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women of more than 75 years
  • Patients suffering from insanities of type Alzheimer
  • Severe stage of the disease
  • Residents in a Hospital for dependent old persons, with its own dining room
  • Persons accommodated in the clinical service for more than 30 days
  • EBS score <16
  • Information in the participation of the resident, their legal representative and their family
  • Patients affiliated to the Social Security.
  • Filled and signed form of participation
  • Patient having a appointed reliable person or one helping known whose references are indicated in the patient file.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients presenting pathologies being able to interfere with the evaluation
  • Participating patients in another research for type clinical trial.
  • Undernutrition patients
  • Patients presenting oral hurts
  • Protected patient or having nobody helping.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01743534

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Limoges University hospital
Limoges, France, 87 000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Limoges
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Limoges Identifier: NCT01743534    
Other Study ID Numbers: I09023
First Posted: December 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 22, 2016
Last Verified: May 2011
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders