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D-CARE - The Dementia Care Study: A Pragmatic Clinical Trial of Health System-Based Versus Community-Based Dementia Care

2019-01-04 09:29:17 | BioPortfolio

Summary

D-CARE: The Dementia Care Study

This pragmatic randomized clinical trial of 2150 persons with dementia and their caregivers, at four diverse clinical trial sites in the United States, will compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of 18 months of health systems-based dementia care provided by a Dementia Care Specialist (nurse practitioner or physician assistant) who works within the heath system versus community-based dementia care provided by a Care Consultant (social worker or nurse) who works at a Community-Based Organization (CBO).

The trial will also compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of both models versus enhanced usual care.

Description

D-CARE: The Dementia Care Study

Objective: To determine the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two evidence-based models of comprehensive dementia care, as well as the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of both models versus enhanced usual care.

Design: A pragmatic randomized 3-arm superiority trial. The unit of randomization is the patient/caregiver dyad.

Duration: 6 years. This includes 18 months for recruitment of study participants, 18 months of interventions/usual care, and simultaneously 18 months of follow-up for research purposes.

Study Design

Conditions

Dementia

Intervention

Health System-based Dementia Care, Community-based Dementia Care, Enhanced Usual Care

Location

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
United States
27109

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of California, Los Angeles

Results (where available)

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