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Quality Register for Geriatric Psychiatry (KVALAP)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Oslo University Hospital
University Hospital, Akershus
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Geir Selbaek, Norwegian Centre for Ageing and Health Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2011
Last updated: October 3, 2016
Last verified: October 2016

QualGeP (KVALAP) is a quality register in Viken Research network for Geriatric Psychiatry. The objectives of the register are to enhance our knowledge of old persons with severe psychiatric disorders, and to secure an optimal medical evaluation, treatment and care for these patients. The data in the register will be used for quality assurance and for research.


  • Quality assurance
  • Further development of our diagnostic and screening tools
  • Contributing to improving the treatment, with and without drugs
  • Contributing to improving the dialogue and collaboration between primary healthcare and hospitals

Geriatric Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Quality Register for Geriatric Psychiatry in Viken Research Network for Geriatric Psychiatry

Further study details as provided by Norwegian Centre for Ageing and Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Depression and cognition [ Time Frame: During admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scores on assessment scales (MADRS, Cornell scale, MMSE)

Estimated Enrollment: 19000
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2030
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2030 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Geriatric psychiatry
Elderly patients with psychiatric disorders in geriatric psychiatry units

Detailed Description:

Data collected:

  • Demographic data
  • Previous and present disorders and use of drugs
  • Data from relatives regarding:

    • the patient's cognition
    • psychiatric health
    • behaviour
    • activities of daily living
    • the stress and care burden of relatives
  • Tests of cognitive functions
  • Methods and duration for treatment
  • Transfer to primary healthcare
  • Possible readmissions

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients submitted to the geriatric psychiatry units in the Viken Research network for Geriatric Psychiatry

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients submitted to geriatric psychiatry units and their relatives who sign the consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients and relatives who refuse to sign the consent form
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01415310

Old Age Psychiatry Unit, Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0854
Sponsors and Collaborators
Geir Selbaek
Oslo University Hospital
University Hospital, Akershus
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Principal Investigator: Knut A. Engedal, professor Norwegian Centre for Ageing and Health
  More Information

Responsible Party: Geir Selbaek, Director of research, Norwegian Centre for Ageing and Health Identifier: NCT01415310     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KVALAP (QualGeP) 
Study First Received: August 10, 2011
Last Updated: October 3, 2016
Health Authority: Norway: Data Protection Authority

Keywords provided by Norwegian Centre for Ageing and Health:
Geriatric Psychiatry
Quality register
Quality improvement
Quality control
Research elderly patients with psychiatric disorders processed this record on October 21, 2016