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Better Understand End-of-life Emergencies' Management Among Elderly in Nursing Homes: a Pilot Study in Brittany, France (PUFPAE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02852733
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 2, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rennes University Hospital

Brief Summary:

The purposes of this study are :

  • To know and to understand frequency and variability (quantitative and qualitative) of end-of-life emergencies in nursing homes.
  • To know and to understand practices applied in these situations depending on the institution and the different reasons of hospital use.
  • To know and to understand the practical and organizational elements, in nursing homes, that can determine a (re) hospitalization or an end-of-life

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Died in End-of-life Situation Other: end-of-life emergencies' management

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 602 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Study Start Date : June 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Nursing Homes

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Residents in end-of-life situation
Residents in end-of-life situation the day of the survey, as determined by the physician coordinator of nursing homes (we will use the definition of "terminal condition" contained in the guide of the CNSA (coding PATHOS - April 2011)).
Other: end-of-life emergencies' management
dead residents
dead residents in the quarter preceding the date of the survey
Other: end-of-life emergencies' management



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of end-of-life emergencies' episodes [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Résidents of 150 nursing homes randomly selected in Brittany
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • dead residents during the quarter preceding the date of the Survey Or
  • Residents in end-of-life situation the day of the survey, as determined by the physician coordinator of nursing homes (we will use the definition of "terminal condition" contained in the guide of the CNSA (coding PATHOS - April 2011)).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients opposing the study,
  • patients aged below 18 year old

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02852733


Locations
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France
CHU de RENNES
Rennes, France, 35033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rennes University Hospital
Investigators
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Study Director: Francoise FR RIOU, MD Rennes University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Rennes University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02852733    
Other Study ID Numbers: 35RC12_8988
First Posted: August 2, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 2, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016