Screening of Psycho-cognitive Troubles in Elderly Patients (EMG)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00831805
First received: December 8, 2008
Last updated: January 18, 2012
Last verified: December 2008
  Purpose

The main objective of the study is to assess the rate of patients with psycho-cognitive troubles among hospitalised elderly patients.


Condition
Psycho-cognitive Troubles

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impact of a Geriatric Mobile Unit on the Screening of Psycho-cognitive Troubles in Internal Medicine Departments and Circumstances of Calling in This Unit.

Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • rate of patients with psycho-cognitive troubles among hospitalised elderly patients [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • rates of patients with psycho-cognitive troubles 1) when the geriatrics mobile unit is involved in the screening of these troubles and 2) when it is not; and comparison of these rates [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • comparison of the rates of diagnosed dementia among 300 hospitalised patients, between 2006 and 2008 (before and after the creation of the geriatric mobile unit) [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

It also aims to assess this rate among patients 1) when the geriatrics mobile unit is involved in the screening of these troubles and 2) when it is not.

All the patients (75 and older) hospitalised in the internal medicine department of a suburban Parisian hospital are included in the study and their psycho-cognitive functions assessed by a geriatrics physician, using 3 validated tests.

The result of this screening provides the rate of psycho-cognitive troubles among patients that would not have been tested by a geriatrics physician in usual care. It assesses the interest of a systematic evaluation of elderly patients by the geriatric mobile unit.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

elderly patients hospitalised in the internal medicine department of a suburban Parisian hopital

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients aged 75 years old or more
  • hospitalised in internal medicine

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patient confused (interference with the assessment of psycho-cognitive functions)
  • diagnosis of dementia at admission
  • refusal of the patient or close relative for participating in the study
  • poor understanding of French language
  • hospitalisation for less than 3 nights
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00831805

Locations
France
Hopital Louis Mourier, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris
Colombes, France, 92700
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Philippe Charru, MD Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00831805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ID RCB : 2008-A01107-48
Study First Received: December 8, 2008
Last Updated: January 18, 2012
Health Authority: France: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
geriatrics
psycho-cognitive troubles
elderly
mobile unit
elderly patients

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