Screening for Frailty at Home (SEGAm)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02852200|
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : August 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2017
"Many tools to evaluate frailty have been developed. However, at the time our study was designed, none of these instruments had been validated in terms of psychometric properties. The aim of this study was to validate the modified version of the Short Emergency Geriatric Assessment (SEGAm) frailty instrument in elderly people living at home.
It was an observational, longitudinal, prospective, multicentre study, set up in four departments (Ardennes, Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse) in two French regions (Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine). Subjects was aged 65 years or more, living at home, and was able to read and understand French, with a degree of autonomy corresponding to groups 5, or 6 in the AGGIR autonomy evaluation scale. Assessment included demographic characteristics, comprehensive geriatric assessment, and the SEGAm instrument. Psychometric validation was used to study feasibility and acceptability, internal structure validity, reliability, and discriminant validity of the SEGAm instrument. "
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Healthy Volunteers||Other: SEGAm|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||167 participants|
|Official Title:||Screening for Frailty in Elderly Subjects Living at Home : Validation of the Modified Short Emergency Geriatric Assessment (SEGAm) Instrument|
|Study Start Date :||June 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2013|
Elderly community-dwelling people
- The psychometric properties of SEGAm measured by questionnaire [ Time Frame: 12 months after inclusion ]The SEGAm to be validated comprises Sheet A, which evaluates frailty per se on a 13-item scale, with each item graded either 0 (most favourable state), 1, or 2 (least favourable state), thus making it possible to classify subjects into three groups: not very frail (score ≤8), frail (8<score ≤11), and very frail (score> 11). The SEGAm was administered by social workers, ergotherapists, nurses and non-medical personnel trained in administration of the instrument.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02852200
|Chu de Reims|
|Reims, France, 51092|