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Assessment of an Automated Telesurveillance System on Serious Falls Prevention in an Elderly Suffering From Dementia Specialized Care Unit: the URCC (GET-BETTER)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Limoges Identifier:
First received: March 21, 2012
Last updated: February 12, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
2 URCC in the Limousin region will be equipped with the automated telesurveillance system. Patient will be selected by ward's geriatrician and randomized into two groups after informed consent. One group will have cameras installed and the other will not and will act as a comparison group. Patient will be assessed twice during the study, at admission in (inclusion visit) and at outcome from the URCC (end of study visit). Each assessment implies a standard geriatric assessment, a fall questionnaire, a Neuropsychiatric inventory for behavioral disturbances and a quality of life questionnaire (EQ5D). Every fall will be considered as adverse events and will therefore be listed along the study and characterized in types and number.

Mentally Ill Old Subjects

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Assessment of an Automated Telesurveillance System on Serious Falls Prevention in an Elderly Suffering From Dementia Specialized Care Unit: the URCC. GET-BETTER Study (Geriatric Environmental Telecare - Behavioral Engineering Technology To Enhance Rehabilitation)

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Limoges:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The impact of the automated telesurveillance system [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The impact of the automated telesurveillance system on the incidence rate of falls with serious outcomes between the two groups during their hospitalization in URCC.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The impact of the system on the global rate of falls [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2015
Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
intervention group
Rooms of the patient of the "intervention group" will be equipped of cameras
reference group
Patient in the "non-equipped" group will have usual care


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
demented old subjects

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient aged more than 65 years old
  • Patient admitted in Limoges or Brive's URCC
  • Patient informed consent and/or proxy consent
  • Patient covered by the French health insurance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient without national health insurance coverage
  • Patient with a short term prognosis pathology
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01561872

Limoges University Hospital
Limoges, France, 87042
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Limoges
Study Director: Thierry DANTOINE, MD University Hospital, Limoges
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Limoges Identifier: NCT01561872     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I11 005
Study First Received: March 21, 2012
Last Updated: February 12, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017