The Effectiveness of Reablement in Home Dwelling Adults
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02273934|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2015 by Frode F. Jacobsen, Bergen University College.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 24, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Physical Disability||Behavioral: Reablement Behavioral: Standard treatment||Not Applicable|
Health promotion and prevention of functional decline among home dwelling adults and immediate onset of rehabilitation, can improve function, and reduce or delay need for home-based assistance and institution placement. In the coming years there will be a significant increase in number of persons in Norway that need interventions aiming at coping with everyday activities. Therefore there is a call for new models for early intervention and rehabilitation in order to give service to a larger amount of home living people. Reablement is a new and promising rehabilitation model which many Norwegian municipalities are implementing in order to meet current and future needs for municipal home-based services. However, very little research has been performed regarding the effectiveness of this intervention. This study aims at assessing the effectiveness of reablement in terms of daily functioning, health-related quality of life, coping, mental health and economic municipal costs.
The study will be conducted in 44 municipalities in Norway. It is a quasi-experimental intervention trial, recruiting home-dwelling adults with an initial functional decline in daily activities. The intervention is intensive, multidisciplinary, home-based rehabilitation given by home-trainers, under supervision from an occupational therapist, nurse or a physiotherapist. The control intervention is standard home-based treatment and care.
A total of approximately 750 participants will be recruited, including approximately 100 participants the control group. The participants will be assessed at baseline, and at 10 weeks ,6-, and 12 months follow-up. Primary outcomes will be participation, activity, and municipal expenditures. Costs are generated by the working hours of the different professions. Hence, there will be a weekly registration of the working hours different health care professions spend in the private homes of the participants.
Data analyses will be performed according to intention to treat. Univariate analysis of covariance will be used to investigate differences between the groups from baseline to the end of intervention. The working hour data is panel data and will be analyzed accordingly; a random or a mixed effect regression model will be employed. Also, descriptive statistics and simpler tests will be carried out.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||500 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effectiveness of Reablement in Home Dwelling Adults. A Quasi Experimental Trial|
|Study Start Date :||April 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2015|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2015|
Reablement is an intensive, multidisciplinary, client-centered, home-based type of rehabilitation, where ordinary activities of daily living are used for rehabilitative purposes. It is a rehabilitation alternative that may be offered to adults, and there is no lower age limit. An occupational therapist and physical therapist, or nurse, constitutes the key personal, while home helpers, assistants and others with lower education, are the ones who work rehabilitative with the person on a daily basis focusing on self-help.
The intervention deals with improving function in daily activities the person defines as important in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.
Active Comparator: Standard treatment
This arm consists of the standard treatment home-dwelling elderly persons receive when applying for home-based help. Some elderly may receive home-based nursing or home help services assisting them in daily activities, while others may receive occupational therapy or physical therapy measures for rehabilitative purposes.
Behavioral: Standard treatment
The control intervention is standard home-based treatment/care in Norway.
- Change in score in Canadian Occupational Performance Measure [ Time Frame: Baseline, 10 weeks, 6 months and 12 months ]Activity and participation will be measured using Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) The COPM is a measure of a client`s self-perception of occupational performance in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. Outcome measures for the COPM are: the client`s most important problems in occupational performance and a total score of performance and a total score of satisfaction for these problems.
- Expenditure [ Time Frame: Weekly from baseline to 6 months ]Municipal expenditures will be recorded weekly for six months. Costs will be recorded in accordance with the operating hours of the different health care professions in the private homes of the participants.
- Short Physical Performance Battery [ Time Frame: Baseline, 10 weeks, 6 months and 12 months ]Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) investigates balance, walking function and muscle strength in the lower limbs.
- Health-related Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Baseline, 10 weeks, 6 months and 12 months ]Health-related Quality of Life (EQ-5D) measures health-related quality of life states consisting of five dimensions (mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression) each of which can take one of five responses.
- Sense of coherence [ Time Frame: Baseline, 10 weeks, 6 months and 12 months ]Sense of coherence (SOC) measures comprehensibility (5 items), manageability (4 items) and meaning (4 items).
- Mental Health Continuum [ Time Frame: Baseline, 10 weeks, 6 months and 12 months ]Mental Health Continuum Short Form (MHC-SF) measures emotional (3 items), psychological (6 items) and social (5 items) well-being.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02273934
|Bergen University College|
|Bergen, Norway, 5020|
|Study Chair:||Frode Jacobsen, PhD||Bergen University College|