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Effects of Discharge Readiness on Success Following Discharge From Sub-Acute Rehab

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: NCT04010812
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : July 8, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 18, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nancy Williams, Stony Brook University

Brief Summary:
Study's purpose is to determine if a patient's perception of readiness for discharge from sub-acute rehabilitation, as measured by Readiness For Hospital Discharge Scale Patient Self-Reports Form, correlates with the patient's success after discharge, measured by patient reported number of falls, emergency room visits and hospitalizations 30 days post discharge.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Discharge From Sub-acute Rehabilitation Facility Other: Questionnaire

Detailed Description:
All sub-acute rehabilitation patients will be approached for study participation one day prior to discharge day from the facility. Patients will be approached in their private room within the facility to obtain consent. Consent will be reviewed with patient by investigators. Patients will be asked to demonstrate understanding of the study and what consent will imply utilizing the teach back method. If patient is able to demonstrate understanding and gives consent the MoCA will be administered. If MoCA scores falls between 22-30 they will be included in study. If MoCA score falls below 22 they will not be included in study and that will be explained to them at that time. MoCA scores will be included in patient medical record. Patient name and assigned ID number, phone number, second contact and consent will be recorded on the confidential roster sheet and stored in a locked file cabinet located in director's office at Peconic Landing. The day of discharge patients will complete the RHDS survey. Investigators will complete the study data sheet including ID number, MoCA score, RHDS score, length of stay, discharge date, and recommended discharge therapy- home care, outpatient, none. Thirty to thirty-seven days after discharge investigators will call patient and ask 3 questions from scripted form. "How many falls have you had since discharge home:, "How many visits to the emergency room have you had since your discharge home","How many admissions to the hospital have you had since your discharge home." Following completion of telephone questions, confidential roster sheet and consent form will be shredded.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 85 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Effects of Discharge Readiness on Success Following Discharge From Sub-Acute Rehab
Actual Study Start Date : June 13, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rehabilitation

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Questionnaire
    RHDS- Readiness For Hospital Discharge Scale, Patient Self-Assessment Form

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of falls, ER visits, hospitalization [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Participant reported 30 days after discharge from rehabilitation facility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Older adults discharged from a sub-acute rehabilitation facility

Inclusion Criteria:

Montreal Cognitive Assessment score 22 or greater

  • consent with observed teach back confirmation
  • discharge from sub-acute rehabilitation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment score less than 22
  • inability to "teach back" during consent process
  • non english speaking

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT04010812

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United States, New York
Peconic Landing
Greenport, New York, United States, 11944
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stony Brook University
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Responsible Party: Nancy Williams, Adjunct professor, Stony Brook University Identifier: NCT04010812    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1352630-1
First Posted: July 8, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 18, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Data Collection sheet

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No