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Impact of Chronic Disease Control and Aging Psychology on Outcomes of Frailty-Sarcopenia Syndrome in Ambulatory Geriatric Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02160093
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 10, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Pursuant to our previous longitudinal study ( ID: NCT02073370) in geriatric outpatients cooperated with the Department of Family Medicine, Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, National Taiwan University Hospital, this study will be conducted to examine the impacts of the specific co-morbidities and ageing psychology on the outcomes of frailty/sarcopenia syndrome. The thresholds of specific chronic disease will be reviewed after frailty being considered in the elderly with co-morbidity condition. In addition, the conceptual framework and corresponding measuring instrument of "mental frailty" will be expected developed.

Condition or disease
Ambulatory Geriatric Outpatients at High Risk of Frailty

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 151 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impact of Chronic Disease Control and Aging Psychology on Outcomes of Frailty-Sarcopenia Syndrome in Ambulatory Geriatric Patients
Study Start Date : June 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2016

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Operation instrument of mental frailty for older adults [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    The psychological adaptation to aging is a dynamic process. The dynamic process and the Selection-Optimization-Compensation process will have their effect on the actual coping actions in everyday life. The instruments will be set up to evaluate the aging psychology process

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Compare the well chronic disease control and inappropriate condition on the dynamic frail transitions in ambulatory geriatric outpatients [ Time Frame: up to 4 years ]
    The records of chronic disease control status of the same ambulatory geriatric outpatients from previous study, "Clinical evaluation, biomarkers and metabolomics of sarcopenia in frail older adults at ambulatory clinics", will be linked to this study.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Ambulatory geriatric outpatients aged 65 and over from NTUH

Inclusion criteria : compatible one of following conditions

  • functional decline in recent one year
  • cognitive function decline
  • depressive symptom
  • mobility impairment
  • fall in recent one year
  • eating or feeding problems/weight loss
  • co-morbid conditions≧5
  • tracking by different physician ≧3 in recent half year
  • polypharmacy≧8 in recent 3 months
  • hospitalization ≧1 in recent one year
  • emergency visits≧2 in recent one year
  • aged ≧ 80

Exclusion criteria:

  • non-ambulatory (bed-ridden) patients
  • long-term residents at nursing homes
  • patients with a life expectancy shorter than six months
  • impairment in vision, hearing, or communicative ability
  • making convenience of clinical evaluation during the study period impossible.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02160093

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National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Ching-Yu Chen, MD National Taiwan University, College of Medicine
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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT02160093    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201404030RIND
First Posted: June 10, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
chronic disease control
aging psychology
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Chronic Disease
Pathologic Processes
Muscular Atrophy
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Disease Attributes