RCT of Health-promoting Intervention for Older Foreign-born Adults
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01841853|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Health Behavior||Behavioral: Senior meetings||Not Applicable|
The study has developed tools for collaboration between the target group, staff and researchers, as well as with tools to bridge barriers to health promotion. For example, alternative ways to recruit participants and to collect and analyse data in studies with and for people who are ageing in a migration context.
The findings describe how a person-centred approach could be used to make use of the resources of the target groups, and visualise methods to bridge linguistic barriers. The education material from Older people in the risk zone has also been translated to Bosnian Serbo-Croatian and Finnish.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||131 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Livslots Angered - A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Community-based Health-promoting and Disease-preventive Program for Older Foreign Born Adults|
|Study Start Date :||August 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2016|
Experimental: Senior meetings
The intervention will comprise four weekly meetings in small groups (4-6 participants) in addition to an individual follow-up home visit two to three weeks after the last senior meeting.The main purpose of the senior meetings is to give information and facilitate discussion of the ageing process and provide tools and suggest strategies to enable the clients to solve the various problems that may arise at home in order to remain living at home in a safe and secure way. The information will also include what the municipality provides in the form of local meeting places, activities run by local associations, physical training for seniors, walking groups, possibilities of offering or accepting help on a voluntary basis. Furthermore, they will be informed about help and support available in their city district. Identification of risks for, and advice on, how to prevent falls will also be included.
Behavioral: Senior meetings
The intervention will be led by professionals such as a registered occupational therapist, a nurse, a physical therapist, and a social worker. The intervention will comprise four weekly meetings in small groups (4-6 participants) in addition to an individual follow-up home visit two to three weeks after the last senior meeting. To use groups involve the possibility of peer education where participants in a person-centeredness perspective are seen as experts on their own situation and learn from each other. The relationship between the personnel and the participants in the senior meetings can be described as a partnership. Respect for the participant and his/her values, and that the participant gets an opportunity to maintain and develop their own power over their own everyday activities will be essential in the meeting.
No Intervention: Control group
The control group will receive conventional care on their own initiative.
- Change of Activities of Daily Life (ADL) [ Time Frame: change from baseline at 6 months and 1 year ]The ADL-staircase
- Change of Sense of Coherence (KASAM) [ Time Frame: change from basline at 6 months and 1 year ]KASAM (by Antonovsky)
- Change of Fatigue [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months, and 1 year ]The Mob-T scale
- Change of Grip strength [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months, and 1 year ]North Coast-dynamometer
- Change of Physical activity [ Time Frame: basline, 6 months, and 1 year ]Questionnaire and Physical and domestic activity scale
- Change of Balance [ Time Frame: basline, 6 months, and 1 year ]The balance scale
- Change of Gait speed [ Time Frame: basline, 6 months, and 1 year ]Four-meter walking test
- Change of Weight loss [ Time Frame: basline, 6 months, and 1 year ]The Göteborg Quality of Life Instrument
- Change of Cognition [ Time Frame: basline, 6 months, and 1 year ]Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)
- Change of Visual impairment [ Time Frame: basline, 6 months, and 1 year ]KM-visual acuity chart
- Change of Falls [ Time Frame: basline, 6 months, and 1 year ]Questionnaire
- Change of Fear of falls [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months, 1 year ]FES-I
- Change of Illness [ Time Frame: Baline, 6 months, and 1 year ]CIRS-G
- Change of Symptoms [ Time Frame: Basline, 6 months, and 1 year ]The Göteborg Quality of Life Instrument
- Change of Change of Depression [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months, and 1 year ]GDS 20
- Health-care consumption [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months, and 1 year ]Register data
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01841853
|Gothenburg, Sweden, 40530|
|Study Director:||Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Professor||Göteborg University|