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FRailty Among Elderly Emergency Department Patients With Outcome Measures (FREEDOM)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03814161
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 23, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 23, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National University Hospital, Singapore

Brief Summary:
Our study aims to compare 4 clinical frailty scores, namely Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS), Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS), FRAIL 5-item scale (FRAIL) and SARC-F Sarcopenia Score (SARC-F), which can potentially be adopted for daily practice in the busy ED. It is timely as we projected that we will be seeing more elderly patients attending the ED for various medical and surgical conditions. Their attendance at the ED would be a good opportunity to screen for frailty among them, and to intervene to prevent adverse outcomes such as ED re-attendance or subsequent hospitalisation that might lead to poor functional outcomes and higher dependence on step-down care facilities.

Condition or disease
Geriatric, Frailty, Emergency Department

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 700 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: FRailty Among Elderly Emergency Department Patients With Outcome Measures
Estimated Study Start Date : January 20, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 1, 2021



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 1-month Adverse Event Occurrence (composite) [ Time Frame: At 1 month after index ED visit ]
    Falls, ED re-attendance, hospital/ nursing home admission, decline in Activities of Daily Living and/or all-cause mortality


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 3-month Adverse Event Occurrence (composite) [ Time Frame: At 3 months after index ED visit ]
    Falls, ED re-attendance, hospital/ nursing home admission, decline in Activities of Daily Living and/or all-cause mortality



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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Elderly patients aged 65 years and above attending Emergency Department, National University Hospital, Singapore irrespective of reason for attendance and are planned for discharge from the Emergency Department.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Elderly patients aged 65 years and above attending ED irrespective of reason for attendance.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Haemodynamically unstable patients
  • Inability to obtain informed consent
  • Inability to obtain reliable information from patient or caregiver (e.g. deafness, blindness, language barriers)
  • Vulnerable populations (e.g. prisoners)
  • Patients who are planned for hospital admission from the ED

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03814161


Contacts
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Contact: Ying Wei Yau +65-6772 5000 ying_wei_yau@nuhs.edu.sg

Locations
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Singapore
National University Hospital, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore, 119085
Sponsors and Collaborators
National University Hospital, Singapore
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Ying Wei Yau National University Hospital, Singapore

Publications:
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Responsible Party: National University Hospital, Singapore
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03814161     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FREEDOM
First Posted: January 23, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 23, 2019
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Emergencies
Frailty
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes