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Realities, Expectations and Attitudes to Life Support Technologies in Intensive Care for Octogenarians: (Realistic 80)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01293708
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 11, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Daren K. Heyland, Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to understand the realities, expectations and attitudes of patients 80+ and their families about the use of life-sustaining technology, and to document the patient outcomes and family experiences associated with surviving and not surviving critical illness. Specifically in this project the investigators will determine the real outcomes of critical illness experienced by octogenarians.

Condition or disease
Critically Ill

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1504 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Realities, Expectations and Attitudes to Life Support Technologies in Intensive Care for Octogenarians:
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2013

Group/Cohort
Hospital Cohort
All 80+ year old that had had an ICU stay of >=24 hrs. Followed until hospital d/c
Longitudinal Cohort
All 80+ year old that had had an ICU stay of >=24 hrs. Followed for 12 months



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    To determine the 12 month HRQOL of 80+ year olds admitted to the ICU in Canada.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine which patient characteristics are associated with 12-month HRQOL [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
  2. To determine which patient characteristics are associated with functional status. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  3. To determine which patient characteristics are associated with survival [ Time Frame: 12 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   80 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
80+ year old admitted to ICU
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • minimum stay in the ICU of 24 hrs
  • patient is >=80 years old
  • patient is a resident of Canada and has a permanent address in this country
  • patient has an eligible family caregiver who has visited the patient at least once within 96 hours of the current ICU admission

Exclusion Criteria:

  • family caregiver is <= 18
  • family caregiver is paid to do so
  • family caregivers that do not speak English or French
  • previously enrolled

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01293708


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Daren K. Heyland
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Investigators
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Study Chair: Daren Heyland, MD Clinical Evaluation Research Unit,, Kingston General Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Daren K. Heyland, Dr. Daren Heyland, Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01293708    
Other Study ID Numbers: R80
First Posted: February 11, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2020
Last Verified: December 2020
Keywords provided by Daren K. Heyland, Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital:
Octogenarians
HRQOL
mortality
prospective observational
Elderly
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes