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Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care and Outcomes in Nursing Homes (IPCIHC)

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: NCT01792219
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2013 by Giannoula Tsakitzidis, Universiteit Antwerpen.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Giannoula Tsakitzidis, Universiteit Antwerpen

Brief Summary:

Title: The effectiveness of learning to collaborate interprofessionally on healthcare processes and outcomes in nursing homes: a cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care.

The ageing of the population is expected to be a major driver of increasing demand for more complex and continuous care. The delivery of health care for this population requires high level of coordinated teamwork and efforts. Interprofessional collaboration can improve healthcare processes and outcomes. It assumes a model of working together. It is a process by which professionals develop an integrated and cohesive answer to the needs of the patients. In this study the possible effects of learning to interprofessionally collaborate will be investigated on health care processes and outcomes for chronic geriatric patients in nursing homes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Focus of Study is Interprofessional Collaboration. Other: Interprofessional collaboration in health care module Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: The Effectiveness of Learning to Collaborate Interprofessionally on Healthcare Processes and Outcomes in Nursing Homes: a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Primary Care.
Study Start Date : January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Nursing Homes

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: interprofessioal education module
an interprofessional education module will be given to learn to collaborate interprofessionally.
Other: Interprofessional collaboration in health care module
An educational module

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of fallers in nursing homes and number of recurrent fallers [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  2. Number of medication per day per resident [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  3. Number of different medication per resident [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  4. Number of hospital visits [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  5. Length of stay in hospital [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  6. Number of days absent at work of staff [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  7. Number of absent staff [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body weight of residents (in kg) [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  2. Description of restraint policy [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  3. Mortality [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  4. Number of staff participated in training/courses [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  5. Number of volunteers in nursing homes [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Intensity of interprofessional collaboration of the professionals; questionnaire. [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  2. Health related quality of life of the resident [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  3. Independence for activities of daily life [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  4. Cognitive functioning: Mini Mental state examination. [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Nursing homes are eligible for participating when the residents meet the following criteria

  • age 65+
  • speaking and understanding the Dutch language
  • living at least ine year in nursing home
  • Mini-mental state examination of at least 24/30

Exclusion Criteria:


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Responsible Party: Giannoula Tsakitzidis, PT, PHD student, Universiteit Antwerpen Identifier: NCT01792219    
Other Study ID Numbers: B300201215061
First Posted: February 15, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013
Keywords provided by Giannoula Tsakitzidis, Universiteit Antwerpen:
interprofessional learning
interprofessional collaboration
nursing homes