SettleIN - Adjustment to Care in Dementia: An Intervention Feasibility Study v0.1
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02682472|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2016 by University College, London.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : February 15, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2016
Admission into a care home for people with dementia has been linked with both positive and negative psychological outcomes for both the resident and their carers. Whilst some people with dementia adjust quickly, many never adjust at all or adjustment is complex and linked to cognitive and behavioural decline (Wilson et al, 2007). Therefore, support for healthy adjustment is needed.
Recent research (Aminzadeh et al., 2013; Sury, Burns and Brodaty, 2013, Sussman and Dupuis, 2013) has identified factors that influence different relocation outcomes and prevent adverse reactions. There are currently no interventions that support successful adjustment by emphasising the positive factors found to influence relocation outcomes while mitigating the effects of negative influences and addressing any missed pre-admission procedures, reported in the literature.
The current project seeks to design an intervention that predominantly builds on the work of Sury et al (2013) and focuses on promoting healthy adjustment through an enhanced best practice based admission process.
The intervention will be developed through systematic review of the literature and consultation with professional experts, service users, care home staff and carers. The current study will serve as a feasibility (pilot) study and test the acceptability of the intervention design, examine recruitment and dropout and establish sample size for future, larger studies. It also aims to examine whether the intervention indicates an improvement in residents' quality of life, mood, overall adjustment and carer satisfaction with care.
All participants will receive a subset of the same intervention, specifically tailored to their needs and with elements delivered by staff, carer or psychologist. Staff and researchers will assess the improvement indicators mentioned above using relevant psychometric measures at baseline, post intervention completion and at one-month follow up. Indirect measures (interviews and staff field notes) will also be used to indicate intervention fidelity and feasibility.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Dementia||Other: SettleIN - Adjustment to care programme||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||24 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||SettleIN - An Adjustment to Care Intervention for People With Dementia: A Feasibility Pilot Study in Care Homes|
|Study Start Date :||August 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2016|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 2016|
SettleIN - Adjustment to care programme intervention
Other: SettleIN - Adjustment to care programme
A programme for care home staff to support new residents with dementia quickly and successfully adjust to life in a care home
- The primary outcome measure is change in residents' quality of life and measured by the Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease (QOL-AD, Lodgson et al, 1996) which will be administered by researchers. [ Time Frame: Baseline, post intervention (4-6 weeks after intervention start) and at one month follow up ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02682472
|Contact: Janine Haywardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Aimee Spectoremail@example.com|
|Multiple UK Care Home locations||Recruiting|
|London, United Kingdom|
|Contact: Janine Hayward|
|Principal Investigator:||Aimee Spector||UCL London|