Development and Validation of a Morbidity Index for Complications in Minor and Major Abdominal Surgery

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00782704
First received: October 29, 2008
Last updated: January 22, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

The aim is to develop and validate a morbidity index for postoperative complications in patients undergoing visceral surgery.


Condition
Postoperative Complications

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Development and Validation of a Morbidity Index for Complications in Minor and Major Abdominal Surgery

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Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • to develop and validate a morbidity index [ Time Frame: preoeprativ and one day before discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 219
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
questionnair for Patients
2
questionnaire for Nurses
3
questionnaire for Physicians

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients: all patients of the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery of the University Hospital of Zurich Nurses: Staff nurses of the University Hospital of Zurich Physicians: from different units of the University Hospital of Zurich (Visceral-, Thoracic, Cardiovascular Surgery, Anesthesiology, Intensiv Care Unit, Urology)

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: ≥ 18 years
  • Capacity to act and no legal guardian
  • Patients with any underlying disease admitted to the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery of the University Hospital of Zurich with planned minor or major visceral surgery
  • German language as daily language.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cognitive difficulties and diseases, which may yield unreliable answers
  • Patients unable to read and write
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Locations
Switzerland
Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery of the University Hospital of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ksenija Slankamenac, med. pract Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ksenija Slankamenac, med.pract, Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00782704     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: StV 30-2008
Study First Received: October 29, 2008
Last Updated: January 22, 2010
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethic Committee of Kanton Zurich

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
A self-administered questionnaire to collect data from patients, physicians and nurses about the severity of postoperative surgical complications.
Based on this questionnaire we will develop the morbidity index

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes

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