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

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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

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Sick Elderly Other: Questionnaire

Detailed Description:

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.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 88 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : February 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2013

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Sick elderly in community Other: Questionnaire
Questionnaire to be distributed among sick elderly in the community

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sick Elderly in the Community [ Time Frame: One year ]
    Questionnaires regarding end-of-life decisions and perception of illness

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Community sample

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Someone hospitalized in previous year
  • History of mental illness
  • Cognitive problems

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01519622

Contact: Sheriff Khele, MA 972-50-6579668

Meir Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Kfar Saba, Israel
Principal Investigator: Sheriff Khele, MA         
Sub-Investigator: Ali Shalabi, RN, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01519622     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K202/2011
First Posted: January 27, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2012
Last Verified: January 2012

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
End of life decisions
Perception of illness