Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
06/10/2006
Date assigned
20/11/2006
Last edited
06/05/2014
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mrs Jennifer Wenborn

ORCID ID

Contact details

University College London
Department of Mental Health Sciences
67-73 Riding House Street
London
W1W 7EJ
United Kingdom
j.wenborn@ucl.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Added as of 04/08/09: A cluster, randomised controlled trial with blinded assessment of outcome to evaluate the effectiveness of occupational therapy intervention to improve the quality of life for older people with dementia in a care home setting.

Acronym

CHAD (Care Homes: Activity and Dementia)

Study hypothesis

The provision of a programme of occupational therapy intervention for older people with dementia in a care home setting will improve the quality of life score by three points when measured using the Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease - patient and caregiver report (QOL-AD) compared to a control group.

As of 04/08/09 this trial has been updated. All updates can be found under the relevent field with the above update date.

Ethics approval

National Health Service Barking & Dagenham Local Research Ethics Committee (ref: 05/Q0602/8), approval gained in February 2004.

Study design

Single-blind cluster 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 contact information sheet.

Condition

Quality of life for older people with dementia in care homes

Intervention

Series of seven education sessions provided by registered occupational therapist to group of care staff covering the need for occupation, how to get to know the resident and how to select/offer personally meaningful activities. Staff will complete a series of work-based learning tasks in between the sessions.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease - patient and caregiver report (QOL-AD)

Secondary outcome measures

1. Challenging Behaviour Scale (CBS)
2. Cornell scale for depression in dementia
3. Rating Anxiety In Dementia (RAID)

Overall trial start date

01/06/2006

Overall trial end date

30/09/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Care homes residents need to be:
1. Aged 60 and over
2. Have lived at the care home for at least two months on a permanent basis
3. Fulfill the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria for dementia
4. Score less than 24 on the Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE)
5. Able to consent/assent to participate in the trial

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

166

Participant exclusion criteria

Residents with primarily a mental health diagnosis or learning disability.

Recruitment start date

01/06/2006

Recruitment end date

30/09/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

University College London
London
W1W 7EJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University College London (UK)

Sponsor details

c/o Professor Martin Orrell
Department of Mental Health Sciences
67-73 Riding House Street
London
W1W 7EJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

North East London Mental Health NHS Trust (UK) - Occupational Therapy service

Alternative name(s)

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

2013 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23637069

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Wenborn J, Challis D, Head J, Miranda-Castillo C, Popham C, Thakur R, Illes J, Orrell M, Providing activity for people with dementia in care homes: a cluster randomised controlled trial., Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2013, 28, 12, 1296-1304, doi: 10.1002/gps.3960.

Additional files

Editorial Notes