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Validation of a Psychological Fragility Questionnary in the Elderly in Isolation (MUTAC)

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Verified September 2016 by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2016
Last updated: September 22, 2016
Last verified: September 2016

Social isolation and loneliness of the elderly have become major public health problems, because of the deleterious consequences if not lethal they can generate.

Because of frequent resignation to these phenomena, support must be given to all means of prevention to prevent or at least mitigate their impacts. It appears from the literature that are isolated or living as they have adjustment difficulties which are linked to fragility. If geriatric frailty have been defined to date in somatic and cognitive criteria, psychological fragility criteria have been little discussed outside of psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety disorders in particular).

This study aims to test in the elderly in isolation psychological fragility questionnaire and to study the statistical qualities and relations with socio-demographic variables, environmental and other known vulnerabilities.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychological scales used to evaluate the elements of fragility in the elderly in isolation [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: November 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Elderly people living in isolation , will be tested in different environments : ( i) in rural areas; ( Ii ) in urban areas ; ( Iii) accommodation facility for elderly dependents ( EHPAD)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • People over 65
  • Living alone at home (rural and urban ) or institution ( nursing home , no family member or spouse in the same institution).
  • No not refusing to participate in the survey

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Overt or decompensated psychiatric pathology: major depressive disorder , bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder, severe personality disorder , primary addiction ( ICD-10 criteria)
  • Alzheimer's disease or related illness probable or confirmed (ICD criteria 10)
  • Sequel to severe neurological disease , unstabilized somatic pathology and / or may disrupt data collection
  • Patients do not have the capacity to understand the objectives of the survey
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02914080

Contact: BENOIT Michel, PH

CHU Nice Recruiting
Nice, France, 06000
Contact: Benoit Michel, PH   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice
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Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice Identifier: NCT02914080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-PP-09
Study First Received: September 13, 2016
Last Updated: September 22, 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No processed this record on July 27, 2017