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Screening and Access to Health Care for Vascular Disease

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. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01889485
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 28, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Omar Morcos, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal Carotid Stenosis Peripheral Arterial Disease

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 255 participants
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
Actual Study Start Date : June 1, 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2021

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Geographic and racial differences in access to follow-up care if significant disease is identified through the screening event [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Geographical and racial differences in patterns of accessing healthcare prior to the screening events. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Differences in rates of interventions throughout the 5 year follow-up period. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  3. 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 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): NCT01889485

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United States, Illinois
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201
Sponsors and Collaborators
Omar Morcos
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Principal Investigator: Omar Morcos, MD NorthShore University HealthSystem
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Responsible Party: Omar Morcos, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem Identifier: NCT01889485    
Other Study ID Numbers: EH12-224
First Posted: June 28, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2021
Last Verified: September 2021
Keywords provided by Omar Morcos, NorthShore University HealthSystem:
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Carotid Stenosis
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Health Services Accessibility
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carotid Stenosis
Aortic Aneurysm
Vascular Diseases
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Cardiovascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Carotid Artery Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases