Trial of a Medical and Mental Health Unit for Older People

2014-08-27 03:13:14 | BioPortfolio


This research is an evaluation of the MMHU compared to standard care. Patients who are over 65 and 'confused' at admission will be randomly allocated to the MMHU or standard care. The MMHU does not have capacity for all confused older patients admitted to NUH, and random allocation is similar to what happens in practice currently. For this study, 480 of these patients will be recruited, together with a carer (240 from the MMHU, 240 from standard care wards). The investigators will collect baseline information about the patient participant's physical and mental health and disability.

The investigators will count the total days spent at home and measure patient participants' health status after 3 months, and use of resources over six months. Carer strain and quality of life will be measured at baseline and follow up.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research




A specialist medical and mental health unit


Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
United Kingdom


Not yet recruiting


University of Nottingham

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:14-0400

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