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Development and Validation of a Morbidity Index for Complications in Minor and Major Abdominal Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00782704
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ksenija Slankamenac, University of Zurich

Brief Summary:
The aim is to develop and validate a morbidity index for postoperative complications in patients undergoing visceral surgery.

Condition or disease
Postoperative Complications

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 219 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Development and Validation of a Morbidity Index for Complications in Minor and Major Abdominal Surgery
Study Start Date : October 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: After Surgery
U.S. FDA Resources

Group/Cohort
1
questionnair for Patients
2
questionnaire for Nurses
3
questionnaire for Physicians



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. to develop and validate a morbidity index [ Time Frame: preoeprativ and one day before discharge ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients: all patients of the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery of the University Hospital of Zurich Nurses: Staff nurses of the University Hospital of Zurich Physicians: from different units of the University Hospital of Zurich (Visceral-, Thoracic, Cardiovascular Surgery, Anesthesiology, Intensiv Care Unit, Urology)
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: ≥ 18 years
  • Capacity to act and no legal guardian
  • Patients with any underlying disease admitted to the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery of the University Hospital of Zurich with planned minor or major visceral surgery
  • German language as daily language.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cognitive difficulties and diseases, which may yield unreliable answers
  • Patients unable to read and write

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Locations
Switzerland
Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery of the University Hospital of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ksenija Slankamenac, med. pract Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery

Responsible Party: Ksenija Slankamenac, MD PhD, University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00782704     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: StV 30-2008
First Posted: October 31, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 10, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015

Keywords provided by Ksenija Slankamenac, University of Zurich:
A self-administered questionnaire to collect data from patients, physicians and nurses about the severity of postoperative surgical complications.
Based on this questionnaire we will develop the morbidity index

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes