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

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01816087
First Posted: March 21, 2013
Last Update Posted: June 1, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nicolas Senn, University of Lausanne
  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: None (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 Nicolas Senn, University of Lausanne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sensibility and specificity [ Time Frame: one year ]
    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


Enrollment: 86
Study Start Date: May 2013
Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): NCT01816087


Locations
Switzerland
Departement of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine
Lausanne, VD, Switzerland, 1011
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

Responsible Party: Nicolas Senn, MD PhD, University of Lausanne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01816087     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 287/2012
First Submitted: February 20, 2013
First Posted: March 21, 2013
Last Update Posted: June 1, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoporosis
Cognitive Dysfunction
Urinary Incontinence
Enuresis
Malnutrition
Mood Disorders
Vision Disorders
Hearing Loss
Deafness
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms
Elimination Disorders
Nutrition Disorders
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Eye Diseases
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases