Screening for Vulnerability in the Elderly Supported at the Oscar Lambret Centre
The objective of this study is to uncover the prevalence of vulnerability among patients aged ≥ 70 coming to the medical oncology division of the Oscar Lambret Centre, according to the short screening test Vulnerable Elders Survey 13 (VES-13).
The objective is to better understand the value of routine screening of patients before the consultation, it was proposed as a secondary objective of this study to assess the correlation between the identification of the vulnerability in the screening test VES-13 and the identification made by the clinician during the consultation. The correlation between VES-13 and opinion of the clinician for three categories of patients (self - intermediate - fragile) will also be studied.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Screening for Vulnerability in the Elderly Supported at the Oscar Lambret Centre|
- To assess the Vulnerable Elders Survey score (VES-13) [ Time Frame: Within 3 months after recruitment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]A patient is identified vulnerable if the score is ≥ 3
- To assess the correlation between the VES-13 score and the vulnerability judged by a clinical expert [ Time Frame: Within 3 months after recruitment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]A patient will be identified as vulnerable if he/she belongs to the "intermediate" or "frail" category. The Kappa coefficient of agreement will be used to correlate the VES-13 score and clinical observations.
- To measure the muscle strength using the grip strength test [ Time Frame: Within 3 months after recruitment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Hand Dynamometer Range values : 0-90
|Study Start Date:||March 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Oscar Lambret Anti-Cancer Centre|
|Lille cedex, France, 59020|
|Principal Investigator:||Véronique SERVENT, MD||Oscar Lambret Anti-Cancer Centre|