Identifying Patients With Dementia in Primary Care (GEMS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00289471|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 9, 2006
Results First Posted : August 26, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 1, 2015
Veterans who completed GEMS-Phase 1 will be asked to participate in GEMS-Phase 2 to determine the accuracy of methods used to assess mild memory problems. This will better help us evaluate the screening test completed in GEMS-Phase 1. The goals are:
- Compare the assessment of memory made at the initial visit to assessments of memory made at the second evaluation.
- Determine of veterans with mild memory problems have improvement or worsening of these memory problems over time. Our long-term goal remains to optimize the quality of care for veterans with cognitive impairment. We will also determine if patient characteristics can be used to target case-finding, describe the current process of care and evaluate the association between cognitive impairment and overall- and dementia-related health care utilization and costs.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Dementia Memory Disorders||Other: No intervention delivered.|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||630 participants|
|Official Title:||Dementia in Primary Care: Setting the Stage for Quality Improvement|
|Study Start Date :||October 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2010|
Other: No intervention delivered.
No intervention delivered.
- Performance Characteristics [ Time Frame: Cross-sectional [at baseline; no longitudinal component] ]Sensitivity and Specificity for Modified Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), a measure scored 0-100 to assess cognitive impairment
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00289471
|United States, North Carolina|
|Durham VA Medical Center HSR&D COE|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705|
|Principal Investigator:||John W Williams, MD MHS||Durham VA Medical Center|