Pilot Study: Complementary Therapies in Geriatric Patients

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Charité University Medicine Berlin

Status

Completed

Conditions

Geriatric Patients

Treatments

Other: Routine care therapy
Other: CAM-intervention

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00974506
CAMGER09

Details and patient eligibility

About

In a randomized controlled pilot study the investigators include geriatric patients living in a geriatric residential community. Two interventions are compared: a complex intervention containing exercise therapy, nutritional advice, homeopathy and naturopathy in addition to routine therapy by the general practitioner routine care by general practitioner The investigators assess the effect of the complex intervention on activities of daily living (AMPS, Barthel Index, Nosger), quality of life (Qualidem, Profile of Wellbeing), risk of falls (Tinetti), falls, cognition (Minimental Status Test), hospital admissions, medication use. The results of this exploratory study are needed to plan a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with confirmatory design in the future.

Enrollment

50 patients

Sex

All

Ages

70+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • living in shared flat/residential community
  • informed consent of patient or authorized representative

Exclusion criteria

  • participation in another study within the last 6 months
  • acute or chronic disease condition that does not allow participation
  • actual use of complementary therapies

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

50 participants in 2 patient groups

CAM-intervention
Active Comparator group
Description:
Complex intervention containing exercise therapy, nutritional advice, homeopathic treatment, naturopathic treatment in addition to routine therapy by general practitioner
Treatment:
Other: CAM-intervention
Routine care therapy
Active Comparator group
Description:
Routine care therapy by general practitioner
Treatment:
Other: Routine care therapy

Trial contacts and locations

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