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Diagnostic accuracy of the informant version of the Gerontological Personality disorders Scale (GPS) in Dutch geriatric medicine


- candidate number22909
- NTR NumberNTR5511
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR28-sep-2015
- Secondary IDs15-N-98 METC
- Public TitleDiagnostic accuracy of the informant version of the Gerontological Personality disorders Scale (GPS) in Dutch geriatric medicine
- Scientific TitleDiagnostic accuracy of the informant version of the Gerontological Personality disorders Scale (GPS) in Dutch geriatric medicine.
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisIn this current research we investigate whether the GPS is a reliable and valid screening instrument for PDs in geriatric medicine, and therefore could be used as a supplement on the currently used assessment methods of the multi-problems associated with old age. Therefore, in current research, we investigate the diagnostic accuracy of the GPS, including internal consistency, test-retest reliability, construct validity and predictive validity in a Dutch geriatric medicine population.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedPersonality disorder, Older adults, Geriatrics
- Inclusion criteriaOutpatients of the geriatric medicine department of Zuyderland Medical Centre Sittard-Geleen. All patients, irrespective of age or gender, referred to the department of Geriatric Medicine will be included in this research.
- Exclusion criteriaThe exclusion criterion is the lack of an informant, such as spouse, sibling or child because our assessment will focus on informant information.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- group[default]
- Type[default]
- Studytype[default]
- planned startdate 2-okt-2015
- planned closingdate1-jan-2016
- Target number of participants300
- InterventionsAdministration of two hetero anamnestic personality questionnaires by informants of outpatients who visit te department of geriatric medicine.
- Primary outcomeThe research population consists of minimal 300 outpatients (according COTAN guidelines for psychometric research) of the geriatric medicine department of Zuyderland Medical Centre Sittard-Geleen. Primary outcomes are the scores on the Gerontological Personality disorders scale GPS and Hetero Anamnestic Personality scale HAP.
- Secondary outcome.
- TimepointsPhysicians and nurse practitioners of the department of geriatric medicine will approach patients to participate in current search in their first consultation. The informants are once asked (with content of the patient) to fill out the questionnaires. 50 of them will be asked to fill out the questionnaires 3 weeks later once again.
- Trial web site
- status[default]
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDrs. Esmeralda Meuwissen- van Pol
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESProf. Dr. S.P.J. van Alphen
- Sponsor/Initiator Zuyderland Medical Center, Heerlen
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Zuyderland Medical Center, Heerlen
- Publications
- Brief summary
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD28-sep-2015 - 7-jan-2016


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