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Impact of Disease on the Concept of End-of-life Decisions of the Elderly in the Community

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01519622
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2012 by Meir Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center

January 24, 2012
January 27, 2012
January 27, 2012
February 2012
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Sick Elderly in the Community [ Time Frame: One year ]
Questionnaires regarding end-of-life decisions and perception of illness
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Impact of Disease on the Concept of End-of-life Decisions of the Elderly in the Community
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The purpose of this study is to determine the priorities of the elderly in the community about end-of-life decisions. To check the perception of the disease in the elderly in the community.

This study is descriptive adapters which examines the relationship between illness perception and preferences of end of life decisions in the elderly in the community.

Population and sample: The target population will be elderly and healthy community elderly population was accessible due to a special branch of the club together in the center of the country. Sample to be a sample of convenience. The study will include 88 seniors aged 65 and over to get the power of 0.80 and alfa 0.05, Tools: The study used three tools.

  • The first tool is a questionnaire on demographic and clinical details
  • The second tool questionnaire the Long term support program (LTSP)
  • The third tool is a questionnaire perception of the disease Revised Illness Perceptions Questionnaire (IPQR)

The research process:

Investigator will present the proposal to the Commissioner Fund hospitals and request approval for the study. After receiving approval from the director Department of Health fund the hospital will make data collection phase HMO, days and hours of reception. Interrogator he is to partition the questionnaires and will be present when filling out the questionnaires to help, if and created a situation of lack of understanding of the questionnaires. Scholar, came to the population for the Disabled arriving at the clinic visit, and introduce himself and the subject of research. investigator will indicate questionnaire is anonymous.

Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample
Community sample
Sick Elderly
Other: Questionnaire
Questionnaire to be distributed among sick elderly in the community
Sick elderly in community
Intervention: Other: Questionnaire
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January 2013
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic illness
  • Literate in Hebrew
  • Treated in community HMO

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Someone hospitalized in previous year
  • History of mental illness
  • Cognitive problems
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Meir Medical Center
Meir Medical Center
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Meir Medical Center
January 2012