Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Physical Dependence

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to design a companion booklet and pilot test it with a voice-controlled intelligent personal assistants (VIPA), like Google Home or Amazon Alexa, to provide homebound older adult patients with skills and tools to help manage social isolation.


Study summary:

The objective of this pilot study is to design a companion booklet and pilot test it with a voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant (VIPA), Google Home or Amazon Alexa, to provide patients with skills and tools to help manage their social isolation. The companion booklet is a document that will be created using feedback obtained from a panel of geriatric experts, highlighting features of the VIPA that may be most beneficial to socially-isolated older adults. It will be submitted to the IRB for approval once finalized. The specific aims of this project are to: Aim 1: Design a companion booklet to be used in conjunction with a VIPA (Google Home/Amazon Alexa) for improving social isolation and communication among homebound older adults, defined as someone who is unable to leave the home without assistance of a device or another person, due to a physical or cognitive condition. Aim 2: Assess the feasibility and implementation of the VIPA (Google Home/Amazon Alexa) and the companion booklet and its impact on clinical and functional outcomes for older adults with social isolation.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Adults aged 65 years or older; - Homebound patients of the Northwestern Medicine Geriatrics Program; - English-speaking; and - Able to verbally consent Exclusion Criteria: - Condition that limits ability to consent, such as severe cognitive impairment or lack of English proficiency - Less than 65 years of age


NCT ID:

NCT04900272


Primary Contact:

Katherin O'Brien, MD
Phone: 312-694-1229
Email: katherine.obrien@northwestern.edu


Backup Contact:

Email: sophia.wl@northwestern.edu
Sophia Weiner-Light, BA
Phone: 312-503-5015


Location Contact:

Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

Sophia A Weiner-Light, BA
Phone: 312-503-5015
Email: sophia.wl@northwestern.edu

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 28, 2022

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