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Improving Decision Making About Feeding Options for Dementia

2014-08-27 03:14:05 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is a randomized trial to test whether a decision aid can help to improve the quality of decision making about feeding options in care of patients with dementia.

Description

This research study is a cluster randomized controlled trial of a decision aid to improve decision-making about feeding options for patients with advanced dementia. Surrogate decision-makers in the nursing homes randomized to the intervention will review the decision aid and be prompted to discuss it with the primary health care provider, while those in the control sites receive usual care. We measure the immediate, 1 and 3 month effects of the decision aid on the quality of surrogate decision-making for nursing home residents with advanced dementia.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Dementia

Intervention

Feeding Options in Dementia Decision Aid

Location

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
United States
27599

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:05-0400

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