Screening and Access to Health Care for Vascular Disease

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
NavYash Gupta, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem Identifier:
First received: June 26, 2013
Last updated: April 14, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
This is a pilot study designed to validate our methods of recruitment, screening and data collection in the community. The project will help to establish the feasibility of the study design to lay the groundwork for a potentially larger study. The final study will allow us to estimate the incidence and prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), carotid artery stenosis, and peripheral artery disease (PAD) in different geographic areas in a large urban setting, as well as determine patient access to healthcare and treatment for vascular disease as related to geographic and racial differences.

Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Carotid Stenosis
Peripheral Arterial Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Screening and Access to Health Care for Vascular Disease in Urban and Suburban Patient Populations

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Further study details as provided by NorthShore University HealthSystem:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Geographic and racial differences in access to follow-up care if significant disease is identified through the screening event [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Geographical and racial differences in patterns of accessing healthcare prior to the screening events. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Differences in rates of interventions throughout the 5 year follow-up period. [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Differences in the rates of complications related to treatment of vascular disease in the various geographic areas in which the events are held. [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 255
Study Start Date: April 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Volunteer subjects age 55 and over who sign informed consent will be enrolled in three separate neighborhoods in the Chicago area (North, South, West).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 55 or older
  • willing/able to provide consent
  • willing to participate in follow-up phone calls at defined intervals for up to 5 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to provide consent to participate
  • unwilling/unable to participate in the follow-up phone call
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01889485

United States, Illinois
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201
Sponsors and Collaborators
NavYash Gupta, MD
Principal Investigator: NavYash Gupta, MD NorthShore University HealthSystem
  More Information

Responsible Party: NavYash Gupta, MD, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem Identifier: NCT01889485     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EH12-224 
Study First Received: June 26, 2013
Last Updated: April 14, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by NorthShore University HealthSystem:
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Carotid Stenosis
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Health Services Accessibility

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Carotid Stenosis
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Brain Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Carotid Artery Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on May 26, 2016