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Telephony Or Videophony for Isolated elDerly in Maine-Et-Loire 49 During COVID-19 (TOVID-49)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04333849
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 3, 2020
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Angers

Brief Summary:

The current health crisis at COVID-19 is forcing us to profoundly rethink our social organizations, especially towards our most fragile seniors. Prohibitions on visits to Nursing Homes and care services, although essential to control the epidemic, are also becoming a major source of social isolation and loneliness for these fragile populations. The only source of residual social ties during a period of confinement remains dematerialised communication via the various existing communication channels (in particular telephone calls or video telephony).

As soon as the COVID-19 crisis began and the first visiting restrictions were imposed on patients in the geriatric department of the Angers Univesity Hospital and the Retirement Home / long-term care unit, acute care geriatric unit of Angers offered patients and residents the opportunity to organize communication with their relatives via videophone calls. Initial feedback from the field shows us that, contrary to our intuition, patients and residents are not necessarily asking for communication to the outside world and, when they are, the preferred channel is not necessarily video telephony but often a simple phone call with relatives. Even though the vast majority of projects aimed at setting up communication aids for the elderly now rely on videophonic support, these initial observations in everyday care situations raise questions about the directions taken in this area. Also, the investigators ask themselves the following question: in the absence of a physical meeting, what is the preferred means of communication for elderly people in isolation in hospital or in Retirement Home? This study will make it possible to propose the most appropriate solutions for breaking isolation for the hospitalized or institutionalized geriatric population in order to limit as much as possible the increase in social isolation imposed by restrictions on movement during epidemics.


Condition or disease
Coronavirus

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 132 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Telephony Or Videophony for Isolated elDerly in Maine-Et-Loire 49 During COVID-19
Actual Study Start Date : March 25, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 11, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : May 11, 2020

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Preferred means of communication for elderly people in isolation, hospitalized in the acute care geriatric unit or residing at St Nicolas nursing home (Angers UH). [ Time Frame: at baseline (day 0) ]
    Choice between videophony, telephony or neither.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. proportion of elderly people with loss of functional independence to communicate with their relatives. [ Time Frame: at baseline (day 0) ]
    Aid received or not (by a caregiver) in connecting with the relative.

  2. level of satisfaction of patients who have benefited from a telephone call. [ Time Frame: at baseline (day 0) ]
    The satisfaction will be assessed using a non-validated satisfaction questionnaire based on a forced choice Likert scale in 6 points from 1 to 6. Patients will be considered as satisfied if the mean score is over 4 on 6.

  3. level of satisfaction of patients who have benefited from a videophone call. [ Time Frame: at baseline (day 0) ]
    The satisfaction will be assessed using a non-validated satisfaction questionnaire based on a forced choice Likert scale in 6 points from 1 to 6. Patients will be considered as satisfied if the mean score is over 4 on 6.

  4. satisfaction level of older people according to the means of communication used. [ Time Frame: at baseline (day 0) ]
    The satisfaction averages of the two groups wishing to use a means of communication (telephony or videophony) will be compared by a Student t-test.

  5. impact of age on the preferred means of communication. [ Time Frame: at baseline (day 0) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients are recruited during their hospitalisation in acute care geriatric unit or institutionalization in St Nicolas during the isolation measures linked to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalisation in the acute care geriatric unit (Angers UH) or institutionalization in St Nicolas during the isolation measures linked to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refusal to participate.
  • Contraindication posed by the medical team to proposing dematerialized communication.

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Locations
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France
Angers University Hospital
Angers, France, 49933
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Angers
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Angers
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04333849    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2020/29
First Posted: April 3, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2020
Last Verified: March 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases