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Quality of Life Among Acute Admitted Elderly

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03762941
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 4, 2018
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Southern Denmark

Brief Summary:
Elderly dependent on homecare, admitted acutely, are fragile. The aim of this study is to investigate the difference in the definition and rating of Quality of Life (QoL) among acute admitted elderly i) with and ii) without homecare background.

Condition or disease
Quality of Life

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 406 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Is There a Difference in the Definition and Rating of Quality of Life Among Acute Admitted Elderly i) With and ii) Without Homecare Background: A Cross Sectional Study
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 31, 2019

Elderly patients acutely admitted
Elderly patients (aged ≥ 65 year) admitted to emergency departments at the Hospital of Southern Jutland or Odense University

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Individual Quality of life accessed and evaluated by a structured interview [ Time Frame: d) QoL are measured during admission(expected inclusions period: 1 year). Data are reported ½ year after the end of inclusion. ]
    The primary outcome is QoL measured as an index score (range from 0 [lowest QoL] to 100 [highest QoL]).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Elderly persons who meet the inclusion criteria will be invited to participate during their admission.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients (aged ≥ 65 year) admitted to EDs at the Hospital of Southern Jutland, Hospital of Southwest Jutland or Hospital Lillebaelt

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients unable to give informed consent to participate
  • Patients known or believed to be cognitively impaired as assessed by the OMC test (score > 18 point).
  • Patients who only receive outpatient treatment in the ED will be excluded
  • Patients with an inadequate understanding of written and spoken Danish (assessed by the health professionals at the ED).

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03762941

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Contact: Mette Elkjær 0045 29802072
Contact: Christian Backer Mogensen 0045 51836890

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Hospital of Southern Jutland Recruiting
Aabenraa, The Region Of Southern Denmark, Denmark, 6200
Contact: Helle Overgaard, Lead. Nurse         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark
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Principal Investigator: Mette Elkjær University of Southern Denmark

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Responsible Party: University of Southern Denmark Identifier: NCT03762941     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHS-ED-06-2018
First Posted: December 4, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2018
Last Verified: November 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by University of Southern Denmark:
Elderly patients
Emergency Department