Trial document




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  DRKS00000533

Trial Description

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Title

Investigation to detect the point prevalence and the symptoms of the construct of terminal phase of life in patients of a acute geriatric unit

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Trial Acronym

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URL of the Trial

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Brief Summary in Lay Language

Several studies assume that in older individuals without malignancy the last phase of life is characterized by symptoms similar to the symptoms of palliative cancer patients. However, reliable data are missing.

We therefore record at a previously scheduled day, how many geriatric in-hospital patients can be classified as terminal. Furthermore we will record the frequency of symotoms like pain, constipation, diarrhea, dyspnea, and vomiting in all patients. Frequencies of symptoms are compared between terminal and the other geriatric patients.

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Brief Summary in Scientific Language

Multicenter (five centers) epidemiological study on the prevalence of the terminal phase of life in patients of an acute geriatric unit geriatrics. Survey of the prevalence of presence of clinical symptoms like nausea and vomiting, dyspnea, constipation, diarrhea and pain. Comparison of the frequencies of symptoms between patients in the terminal phase of life and the remainder patients.

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Organizational Data

  •   DRKS00000533
  •   2010/09/15
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  •   yes
  •   Approved
  •   103/2009, Ethik-Kommission der Universität Witten/Herdecke
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Secondary IDs

  •   U1111-1116-7151 
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Health Condition or Problem studied

  •   multimorbid geriatric in-hospital patients
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Interventions/Observational Groups

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Characteristics

  •   Non-interventional
  •   Epidemiological study
  •   Other
  •   Open (masking not used)
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  •   Uncontrolled/Single arm
  •   Health care system
  •   Other
  •   N/A
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Primary Outcome

prevalence of the terminal phase of life in geriatric in-hospital patients

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Secondary Outcome

prevalence of symptoms

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Countries of Recruitment

  •   Germany
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Locations of Recruitment

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Recruitment

  •   Planned
  •   2010/09/13
  •   400
  •   Multicenter trial
  •   National
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Inclusion Criteria

  •   Both, male and female
  •   65   Years
  •   100   Years
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Additional Inclusion Criteria

-all patients of a geriatric unit
-given written informed consent by the patient or a proxy

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Exclusion Criteria

-missing written informed consent
-refusal to participate

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Addresses

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    • Kliniken Essen Mitte Zentrum für Altersmedizin
    • Mr.  Dr. med.  Helmut  Frohnhofen 
    • Am Deimelsberg 34a
    • 45276  Essen
    • Germany
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    • Kliniken Essen Mitte Zentrum für Altersmedizin
    • Mr.  Dr. med.  Helmut  Frohnhofen 
    • Am Deimelsberg 34a
    • 45276  Essen
    • Germany
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    • Kliniken Essen Mitte Zentrum für Altersmedizin
    • Mr.  Dr. med.  Helmut  Frohnhofen 
    • Am Deimelsberg 34a
    • 45276  Essen
    • Germany
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Sources of Monetary or Material Support

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    • Kliniken Essen Mitte Zentrum für Altersmedizin
    • Mr.  Dr. med.  Helmut  Frohnhofen 
    • Am Deimelsberg 34a
    • 45276  Essen
    • Germany
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Status

  •   Recruiting complete, follow-up complete
  •   2011/03/07
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Trial Publications, Results and other Documents

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