Screening of Psycho-cognitive Troubles in Elderly Patients (EMG)
The main objective of the study is to assess the rate of patients with psycho-cognitive troubles among hospitalised elderly patients.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Impact of a Geriatric Mobile Unit on the Screening of Psycho-cognitive Troubles in Internal Medicine Departments and Circumstances of Calling in This Unit.|
- rate of patients with psycho-cognitive troubles among hospitalised elderly patients [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- rates of patients with psycho-cognitive troubles 1) when the geriatrics mobile unit is involved in the screening of these troubles and 2) when it is not; and comparison of these rates [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- comparison of the rates of diagnosed dementia among 300 hospitalised patients, between 2006 and 2008 (before and after the creation of the geriatric mobile unit) [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
It also aims to assess this rate among patients 1) when the geriatrics mobile unit is involved in the screening of these troubles and 2) when it is not.
All the patients (75 and older) hospitalised in the internal medicine department of a suburban Parisian hospital are included in the study and their psycho-cognitive functions assessed by a geriatrics physician, using 3 validated tests.
The result of this screening provides the rate of psycho-cognitive troubles among patients that would not have been tested by a geriatrics physician in usual care. It assesses the interest of a systematic evaluation of elderly patients by the geriatric mobile unit.
|Hopital Louis Mourier, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris|
|Colombes, France, 92700|
|Principal Investigator:||Philippe Charru, MD||Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris|