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Screening and guidance of elderly who are admitted to the hospital (Orbis Medisch Centrum, Sittard, The Netherlands) and need special care and attention. (Screening en begeleiding van ouderen die speciale aandacht behoeven, of zorg vragen).


- candidate number8490
- NTR NumberNTR2546
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR23-sep-2010
- Secondary IDs10-N-74 METC Orbis Medisch Centrum
- Public TitleScreening and guidance of elderly who are admitted to the hospital (Orbis Medisch Centrum, Sittard, The Netherlands) and need special care and attention. (Screening en begeleiding van ouderen die speciale aandacht behoeven, of zorg vragen).
- Scientific TitleScreening and guidance of frail elderly people who are admitted to the hospital.
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisEarly detection of problems and adequate coaching of frail elderly people is crucial to prevent unnecessary loss of function, decrease in quality of life, and even death in old age. This is especially true for frail elderly people who are admitted to the hospital. These patients typically have complex health problems that require a multi-dimensional approach. By visiting these elderly people with a consultation team which is specialized in geriatric problems we try to prevent unnecessary loss of function decrease in quality of life, and even death in old age.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedFrailty, Hospitalization, Unnecessary hospitalcomplications
- Inclusion criteria1. Age 70 and older;
2. GFI 4 or higher.
- Exclusion criteria1. No informed consent;
2. Terminal illness.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- groupCrossover
- Type2 or more arms, non-randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-okt-2010
- planned closingdate31-aug-2011
- Target number of participants242
- InterventionsGeriatric consultation team will visit the elderly people in the intervention group. The geriatric consultation team identifies problems and possible complications and initiates actions that are aimed to prevent loss of functioning and (unnecessary) hospital complications.
- Primary outcome1. Loss of functioning (ADL/IADL);
2. (Unnecessary) Hospital complications;
3. Length of stay.
- Secondary outcomeN/A
- Timepoints1. Within the first 72 hours of hospitalization;
2. 3 months after hospitalization.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDrs. Bart Ament
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESProf. PhD. G.I.J.M. Kempen
- Sponsor/Initiator Orbis Medisch Centrum, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Orbis Medisch en Zorgcentrum, Maastricht University
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryEarly detection of problems and adequate coaching of frail elderly people is crucial to prevent unnecessary loss of function, decrease in quality of life, and even death in old age. This is especially true for frail elderly people who are admitted to the hospital. These patients typically have complex health problems that require a multi-dimensional approach. By visiting these elderly people with a consultation team which is specialized in geriatric problems we try to prevent unnecessary loss of function decrease in quality of life, and even death in old age.
First we will include the control-group and after the intervention is introduced, the intervention group is included. For both groups an inclusionperiod of 3 months will be used.
Our primary outcome measures are:
1. Loss of functioning;
2. (Unnecessary) hospital complications;
3. Length of stay.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD23-sep-2010 - 15-okt-2010


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