Caregivers e-Learning Course for Hip Fractures

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
UBC, Vancouver, Canada
Hip Fractures+2 More
Caregivers e-Learning Course - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Hip Fractures

Study Summary

Caregivers' Online Training for Recovery From Hip Fracture

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Eligible Conditions

  • Hip Fractures
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Family

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Caregivers e-Learning Course will improve 6 primary outcomes and 8 secondary outcomes in patients with Hip Fractures. Measurement will happen over the course of assessing change before and immediately after taking the short online course, and 3 months later.

Month 3
Caregivers' Online Course Quiz
Course acceptability
Course feasibility to deliver
Feedback on Course: self-efficacy
Feedback on Course: usability
Month 3
Berlin Social Support Scale
Brief Pain Inventory
Caregiver Strain Index
Caregiving Self-efficacy Scale
EQ5D-5L (health-related quality of life)
Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (Short Form)
ICECAP-O (general quality of life)
Physical activity with a self-report questionnaire, the Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS)
Month 3
Caregivers' Online Course semi-structured interviews

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
Caregivers e-Learning Intervention

This trial requires 50 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Caregivers E-Learning Course is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Caregivers e-Learning Intervention
Behavioral
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline and 3 months later
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly baseline and 3 months later for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
M. C. A.
Prof. Maureen C. Ashe, Associate Professor
University of British Columbia

Closest Location

UBC - Vancouver, Canada

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There is one eligibility criterion to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Family/caregivers of old adults with hip fracture

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What causes hip fractures?

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Fractures of the spine, pelvis, lower extremity and proximal femur are uncommon. Hip fractures are a common and very important condition. The most common cause is osteoporosis. In most patients hip fractures are treated conservatively in the home, usually with bed rest and with pain-control. A minority require immediate surgery in the emergency department. For these patients, in most cases, admission, surgical fixation and a course of anti-inflammatory drugs are required to reduce the likelihood of complications.

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What is hip fractures?

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The most common cause of hip fracture is a fall from a height and about 80% of all hip fractures are from someone who is 65 years or older (elderly hip fractures). Older people fall more often and have more fractures and they have a higher risk of complications and death. In older people, women are more likely to get hip fractures and they have a higher rate of complications when they do. In all age groups, the risk of a fractured hip increases with advancing age, so the likelihood of hip fractures increases with age, and in elderly women it is the most common cause of death. The main risk factors for hip fractures are falling from a height.

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What are common treatments for hip fractures?

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Treatment of hip fracture injuries varies considerably and is an extremely important issue for people with hip fractures. There is little evidence on the use of an operation or intervention by medical professionals, such as anaesthetists, intensivists, or orthopaedic surgeons, in the management of such patients. However, an integral part of nursing care of people with hip fractures may be provided via the administration of a rehabilitation programme to minimise the burden of the surgery on the participants. There has been a lack of evidence to support any particular type of rehabilitation programme, except for the use of occupational or physical therapy, for a number of health conditions.

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How many people get hip fractures a year in the United States?

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Based on the total population in the United States aged 65 years or older, 523,670 hip fractures are treated for traumatic and pathological fractures yearly. Hip fracture incidence remains highly age-dependent, with women most commonly affected, although only a small proportion of hip fractures are femoral neck fractures.

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What are the signs of hip fractures?

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A number of clinical signs were associated with hip fractures in this study. The most powerful predictors were older age, female gender, and elevated WBC count. Recent findings have implications for the development of screening algorithms.

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Can hip fractures be cured?

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There have been no randomized controlled trials comparing the effects of hip fractures on patient-reported outcome measures, long-term patient and fracture survivals without any treatment intervention and there is no clear evidence to show that patients having hip fractures regain similar quality of life as patients not affected by fractures. In the absence of definitive evidence, the use of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health instrument (ICF) to determine what to do with people who are recovering from hip fractures is supported by the evidence and has facilitated development of an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary care-pathway to facilitate recovery.

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How does caregivers e-learning course work?

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Caregivers e-learning courses seem effective with regard to knowledge, skills and attitude. For all outcomes, the caregiver-teachers e-learning course was beneficial in particular for the improvement of caregivers' attitudes.

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What is the average age someone gets hip fractures?

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In a recent study, findings reveals that age-related increase in fracture of the hip and other osteoporotic fractures in Canada is continuing and may represent a growing burden to both the health system and the society. This research illustrates that a detailed and consistent system which collects and reports the most current orthopedic fracture data is required.

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What is the latest research for hip fractures?

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Hip fracture-related mortality is a serious problem in the population. There is an increasingly large body of evidence which suggests early referral and active rehabilitation may reduce hip fracture-related mortality and improve survivorship.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating hip fractures?

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Currently available pharmacologic agents used alone or in combination are not successful in preventing fractures in patients with hip fracture. We should look for new molecules that may be effective in preventing fractures.

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What are the common side effects of caregivers e-learning course?

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While the majority of side effects reported are usually transient and do not preclude the caregiver from continuing intervention, the course can be improved with further attention to the key areas of concern for caregivers.

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Who should consider clinical trials for hip fractures?

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The majority of individuals who were interviewed, were satisfied with information provided to them about clinical trials of medications for the management of hip fractures. It is important to inform patients as a large number of research subjects are currently being prepared to potentially participate in a clinical trial. This may have important ethical implications relating to consent for a clinical trial.

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