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UMIN ID: UMIN000002102

Registered date:01/07/2009

The support system for dementia patient with bidirectional IT communications

Basic Information

Recruitment status
Health condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedDementia
Date of first enrollment2008/05/01
Target sample size10
Countries of recruitmentJapan
Study typeInterventional
Intervention(s)For a period of 12 weeks, a diabetic patient and his caregiver communicate with a doctor or nurse through the TV terephone for 30 minutes once a week. Intercommunication content are nursing-care consultation, compliance check, playing game together with dementia patient, exercise, recognition test, and so on. Dementia patients carry on being treated as an outpaint only and they answer the recognition test.


Primary OutcomeMini Mental State Examination (MMSE), HDS-R, Clinical dementia rating (CDR), Pines Burnout Scale, Zarit nursing-care burden scale, Philadelphia Geriatric Center(PGC) moral scale, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)
Secondary Outcome

Key inclusion & exclusion criteria

Age minimum73years-old
Age maximum87years-old
GenderMale and Female
Include criteria
Exclude criteriaNot dementia, Difficulty in speaking

Related Information


public contact
Address 54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto Japan
Affiliation Kyoto University Medical ethics committee
scientific contact
Name Ayae Kinoshita
Address 53 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto Japan
Affiliation Kyoto Univesity Home medical care nursing