Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
12/11/2012
Date assigned
03/04/2013
Last edited
01/05/2013
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Background and study aims
The basis of conventional cure and care of older people with multiple and complex problems is the reduction of their current limitations. However, using the abilities of the older person as a starting point is more pleasant for the older person and may also reduce their need for support. The ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ is a digital instrument which starts by considering the abilities of the older person. This project studies whether the ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ will increase awareness of resources available to them. The implementation of the ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ will be accompanied by a scientific evaluation to determine its added valued for older people.
The ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ includes themes in the area of care and well-being that are all relevant for older people. The digital instrument specifically supports the search for personal resources to fit their needs. The ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ provides insight in the personal resources of an older person and as a result quality of life may increase. In addition, the instrument supports a cultural or behavioral change in professionals, the so called ‘kanteling in de WMO’. The personal resources and participation of older people in the community are central features in the ‘kanteling’.

Who can participate?
This research focuses on community-dwelling people over 65-years-old with multiple physical, social or functional problems and living in the city of Almere. In total, 200 older people will participate in this research project. The participants are recruited through the following organizations: ServicePuntZ (WMO loket), Vrijwilligers en mantelzorgcentrale VMCA, Zorggroep Almere, Welzijnsorganisatie de Schoor and Leger des Heils. The ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ will also be implemented in other municipalities, during this project.

What does the study involve?
Researchers of the AMC hospital will study the feasibility and effectiveness of the ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ in frail older people. Over a period of 6 months, participants will respond to three questionnaires. They will be randomly allocated to either an intervention or a control group (not receiving any intervention). Participants of the intervention group will use the ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ independently or supported by a volunteer from one of the participating organizations. The following questions will be answered: Do older people that have used the ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ see different solutions to their needs, using their available resources? Does the use of the ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’ affect quality of life in these older people?

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
This project may result in a new approach or method to support personal resources and quality of life of older people. In addition, the results of this study will be used to further develop the ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’. Cooperation between different organizations involved in the area of cure, care and well-being may be improved by the implementation of the ‘EigenKrachtWijzer’.

Where is the study run from?
The University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (Netherlands).

When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
The study started in September 2010 and was completed in September 2012.

Who is funding the study?
The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development National Program for the Elderly.

Who is the main contact?
Dr Alice Scheffer
a.c.scheffer@amc.nl

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Sophia E. de Rooij

ORCID ID

Contact details

University of Amsterdam
Academic Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine
Meibergdreef 9
Amsterdam
1105 AZ
Netherlands
s.e.derooij@amc.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Implementation of an internet-based instrument, the 'Eigen Kracht Wijzer' in older people: a two armed randomised controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

This project studies whether the “EigenKrachtWijzer” will increase awareness of their resources. The implementation of the “EigenKrachtWijzer” will be accompanied by a scientific evaluation to determine its added valued for older persons. For example, a reduction in perceived limitations may result in an increase in quality of life.

Ethics approval

Medical Ethical Committee of University of Amsterdam

Study design

Two armed randomised controlled trial.

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Personal resources of older persons.

Intervention

The intervention consisted of a digital instrument, the 'Eigen Kracht Wijzer'. The “EigenKrachtWijzer” includes themes in the area of care and well-being that are all relevant for older persons (www.eigenkrachtwijzeralmere.nl). The digital instrument specifically supports the search for personal resources to fit their needs. The “EigenKrachtWijzer” provides insight in the personal resources of an older person and as a result quality of life may increase. In addition, the instrument supports a cultural or behavioral change in professionals, the so called ‘kanteling in de WMO’. The personal resources and participation of older persons in the community are central features in the ‘kanteling’.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

This project may result in a new approach or method to support personal resources and quality of life of older people. In addition, the results of this study will be used to further develop the “EigenKrachtWijzer”. Cooperation between different organization involved in the area of cure, care and well-being may be improved by the implementation of the “EigenKrachtWijzer”. The “EigenKrachtWijzer” will be implemented in Almere and also in other municipalities, during this project. During a period of 6 months, participants will respond to three questionnaires.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Quality of Life (EQ-5D)
2. Loneliness (de Jong Gierveld scale)
3. Activities of Daily Living (KATZ-ADL)
3. Autonomy (IPA)

Overall trial start date

01/09/2010

Overall trial end date

01/09/2012

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Being over 65 years of age
2. Being able to speak and understand Dutch
3. Experiencing multiple problems (physical/ social/ functional)
4. Living in the community of Almere, the Netherlands
5. Being registerd to one of the participating organizations

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

200; 100 participants in the intervention group and 100 participants in the control group

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Being terminally ill
2. Having filled in the 'Eigen Kracht Wijzer' before

Recruitment start date

01/09/2010

Recruitment end date

01/09/2012

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam
1105 AZ
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (Netherlands)

Sponsor details

Laan van Nieuw Oost Indië 334
Postbox 93 245
The Hague
2509 AE
Netherlands
info@zonmw.nl

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.zonmw.nl/en/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (Netherlands)

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Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes