Performances of a Brief Assessment Tool for the Early Diagnosis of Geriatric Syndromes by Primary Care Physicians

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2013 by University of Lausanne
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nicolas Senn, University of Lausanne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01816087
First received: February 20, 2013
Last updated: March 18, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
  Purpose

The AGE (Active Geriatric Evaluation) aims to develop a brief assessment tool adapted to the primary care setting.


Condition Intervention
Cognitive Impairment;
Mood Disorder;
Urinary Incontinence;
Malnutrition;
Osteoporosis;
Hearing Impairment;
Visual Impairment
Other: brief geriatric assessment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Study AGE - Part 2 (Active Geriatric Evaluation for General Practitioner), Performances of a Brief Assessment Tool for the Early Diagnosis of Geriatric Syndromes by Primary Care Physicians

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Further study details as provided by University of Lausanne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sensibility and specificity [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    performances of the brief assessment tool (BAT) will be measured by calculating sensibility and specificity for each of the geriatric syndromes: cognitive impairment; mood disorder; functional impairment; urinary incontinence; malnutrition; gait and balance impairment; osteoporosis; hearing impairment; visual impairment


Estimated Enrollment: 155
Study Start Date: March 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: brief assessment tool (BAT)
all participants will have a brief assessment tool (BAT) for the identification of geriatric syndromes performed by their general practitioner. Afterwards, all participants will have a full geriatric assessment performed by geriatricians
Other: brief geriatric assessment
All participants will be screened for geriatric syndromes using the brief assessment tool. Mix a simple questions and simple tests

Detailed Description:

The AGE (Active Geriatric Evaluation) program is a collaborative project between a primary care institution and a specialised geriatric unit that aims to develop a brief assessment tool (BAT) adapted to the primary care setting. The objective of this study is to assess the performances of the BAT to identify major geriatric syndromes: cognitive impairment; mood disorder; functional impairment; urinary incontinence; malnutrition; gait and balance impairment; osteoporosis; hearing impairment; visual impairment.

In order to achieve our objective, we plan to recruit 155 patients > 70 years old in primary care settings for which primary care physicians will perform the BAT (composed of specific questions and clinical exams). At the end of the consultation, the primary care physician will fill a questionnaire where the absence/presence of syndromes will be recorded (according to the findings of the BAT). Each patient will be then seen a second time by expert geriatricians that will perform a full geriatric evaluation (90 minutes). This will allow to calculate the performances of the intervention (BAT) in terms of sensibility /specificity,...

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 70 years
  • follow-up by general practitioner
  • good understanding of french or presence of a translater
  • No previous or on-going geriatric consultation
  • Patient able to provide consent or a relative is present that can provide a consent instead

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 70 years
  • No follow-up by general practitioner
  • Unable to understand French or absence of a translater
  • On-going geriatric follow-up
  • Patient unable to provide consent or a relative is absent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01816087

Contacts
Contact: Nicolas Senn 0041 21 314 80 80 nicolas.senn@hospvd.ch
Contact: Stéfanie Monod 0041 21 314 11 11 stefanie.monod-zorzi@chuv.ch

Locations
Switzerland
Departement of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine Not yet recruiting
Lausanne, VD, Switzerland, 1011
Contact: Nicolas Senn, MD PhD    0041 21 314 80 80    nicolas.senn@hospvd.ch   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nicolas Senn, MD PhD Department of ambulatory care and community medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Nicolas Senn, MD PhD, University of Lausanne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01816087     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 287/2012
Study First Received: February 20, 2013
Last Updated: March 18, 2013
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vision Disorders
Deafness
Hearing Loss
Osteoporosis
Urinary Incontinence
Vision, Low
Malnutrition
Cognition Disorders
Mood Disorders
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Urological Manifestations
Eye Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders

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