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Rochester, New York 14646


Purpose:

Many older adults have undetected health problems and lack basic prevention measures. Failure to identify and treat these conditions can lead to unnecessary morbidity and mortality and a decreased quality of life. Traditional screening and intervention programs, usually based in primary care providers' offices, have been insufficient, particularly in medically underserved populations. Alternate sites for screening and intervention have begun to receive attention and may hold promise. The emergency department (ED) is the entry point for access to medical and social services for many patients and has the potential to serve as a site to identify older adults with unmet needs. However, we do not know the prevalence of depression and cognitive impairment and how they differ by mode of arrival of the patient to the ED. Second, a question remains as to the validity of screening patients during an acute illness. Upon completion, this study will describe the epidemiology of the population of older adults presenting to the ED.


Study summary:

Many older adults have undetected health problems and lack basic prevention measures. Failure to identify and treat these conditions can lead to unnecessary morbidity and mortality and a decreased quality of life. Traditional screening and intervention programs, usually based in primary care providers' offices, have been insufficient, particularly in medically underserved populations. Alternate sites for screening and intervention have begun to receive attention and may hold promise. The emergency department (ED) is the entry point for access to medical and social services for many patients and has the potential to serve as a site to identify older adults with unmet needs. However, we do not know the prevalence of depression and cognitive impairment and how they differ by mode of arrival of the patient to the ED. Second, a question remains as to the validity of screening patients during an acute illness. This study aims to: 1. Compare the prevalence of depression and cognitive impairment among patients who arrive at the ED by EMS, as compared to those arriving via other means. 2. Evaluate the reliability of screening patients for depression and cognitive impairment during an acute illness and after the illness. 3. To evaluate correlates of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. Upon completion, this study will describe the epidemiology of the population of older adults presenting to the ED.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 60 and older - Arrival at ED Exclusion Criteria: - Institutionalized


NCT ID:

NCT00717041


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Manish N. Shah, MD MPH
University of Rochester


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Rochester, New York 14646
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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