Outcome of Rehabilitation of Older People in Primary Health Care

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The Outcome of Multi-Disciplinary, Structured Rehabilitation of Older People in a District Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre is better than in a Standard Primary Health Care Rehabilitation Programme in Short Term Beds in Nursing Homes.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Rehabilitation Other
    Intervention Desc: Model 1: Regular Assessment of Rehabilitation Goal, Rehabilitation Plan, Weekly Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation and Adjustment of Plan, Regular use of Measurement Scales, Regular Dialog between Personnel, Patient and Relatives. Model 2: More Occasional use of the Listed Activities. Model 1 and Model 2: Physical Training and Functional ADL Training, in Groups, One by One or Self-Training.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: District Rehabilitation Centre (Model 1)
    Description: Patients admitted to Primary Health Care Rehabilitation, either Post-Acute from the Same District General Hospital or Directly from their Homes. They were recruited continuously at Entrance to the Rehabilitation Centre.

Trial Design

  • Observation: Case Control
  • Perspective: Prospective
  • Sampling: Probability Sample

Trial Population

The Study Populations were Disabled Older People (=>65years), with a need for Rehabilitation either Post-Acute after Hospitalisation or admitted Directly from their Own Homes and living within the Geographically small County of Vestfold, Norway.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Change in Sunnaas ADL Index Change from Baseline in Sunnaas ADL Index at End of Rehabilitation. Change from End of Rehabilitation in Sunnaas ADL Index at 3 months. Change from End of Rehabilitation in Sunnaas ADL Index at 18 Months No
Secondary Change in Umea Life Satisfaction Checklist Change from End of Rehabilitation in Umea Life Satisfaction Checklist at 3 Months after Rehabilitation. No
Secondary Mini Mental Status Evaluation=MMSE MMSE Recorded Two Weeks into Rehabilitation No
Secondary Symptom Check List 10=SCL10 SCL10 recorded at two Weeks into Rehabilitation No
Secondary Home Care Services Change from End of Rehabilitation in Home Care Services at Three Months after Rehabilitation No
Secondary Informal Care from Relatives Change in Informal Care from relatives from End of Rehabilitation at Three Months after Rehabilitation No

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