Frailty Assesment in the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03465605|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 14, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2018
Frailty is known as an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality in older cardiac patients, including patients with congestive heart failure. It is an important factor taken into the cardiologists decision making in the clinic, and influences the intensity of follow up treatment, invasive intervention and the need to ensure a stronger social support system for the patient. Frailty assessment is usually made subjectively by the cardiologist, known in the literature as eyeball testing.
In this study the investigators will compare the cardiologists subjective eyeball testing to objective frailty assessment tests based on Fried score and Edmonton frail scale
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Fragility Syndrome Congestive Heart Failure||Diagnostic Test: frailty test|
Elderly patients visiting the congestive heart failure clinic at Meir Medical Center will be assessed for frailty twice. Once in an "eyeball" test by their cardiologist at the clinic, and a second time in an objective test based on fried and Edmonton frailty scores.
The second subjective assessment will be made by geriatric and internal medicine physicians, and the cardiologist won't be aware of the results of the objective assessment.
The results of both tests will be compared.
|Study Type :||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||1 Year|
|Official Title:||Frailty Assesment in the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||April 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2019|
- Diagnostic Test: frailty test
- An objective frailty assessment using fries score an Edmonton frailty scale will be compared to a subjective eyeball frailty assessment. [ Time Frame: 1 week ]