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This database contains 3 studies, archived under the term: "assignment"

Effect of an inpatient geriatric consultation team on functional outcome, mortality, institutionalization, and readmission rate in older adults with hip fracture: A controlled trial

Objectives: To evaluate the effect of an inpatient geriatric consultation team (IGCT) on end points of interest in people with hip fracture: length of stay, functional status, mortality, new nursing home admission, and hospital readmission. Design: Controlled trial based on assignment by convenience. Setting: Trauma ward in a university hospital. Participants: One hundred seventy-one people […]

Role of a multidisciplinary program in improving outcomes in cognitively impaired heart failure older patients

Background: Cognitive impairment (CI) frequently complicates Heart failure (HF) and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Previous studies reported that nurse-lead home-based multidisciplinary program (MP) may not improve the prognosis of this high-risk group. In the present study, we analysed the relative effectiveness of an integrated hospital-based MP in patients with cognitive impairment.; Methods: […]

WHEDA study: effectiveness of occupational therapy at home for older people with dementia and their caregivers–the design of a pragmatic randomised controlled trial evaluating a Dutch programme in seven German centres

Background: A recent Dutch mono-centre randomised controlled trial has shown that occupational therapy improves daily functioning in dementia. The aim of this present study is to compare the effects of the Dutch community occupational therapy programme with a community occupational therapy consultation on daily functioning in older people with mild or moderate dementia and their […]

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