Efficacy of an Active Geriatric Evaluation for Geriatric Syndromes to Prevent Functional Decline in Family

This study aims to test the efficacy of a comprehensive assessment and management tool (AGE: Active Geriatric Evaluation) for geriatric syndromes to prevent functional decline in elderly patients followed in family medicine. Family practitioners will be randomised either to the intervention, consisting of a yearly screening for eight geriatric syndromes accompanied by a management plan in case of positive screening, or to usual care. Level of functioning and quality of life of patients in both arms will be assessed over two years.

Intervention Health services delivery and reconfiguration - The AGE tool consists of a 20-minute clinical screening instrument (Brief Assessment Tool, BAT), which performances for identifying geriatric syndromes was already assessed in general practice along the AGE program, and a comprehensive approach that encompasses complementary diagnostic evaluations and propositions of management & treatment for each syndrome.
Number of sites 46
Countries involved 1
Sample size 460
Type of statistical analyses
Risk of bias Overall: Low Risk details
Participant characteristics Age: 75+
Baseline severity:
Duration of trial 2 years
Primary outcome Incident disability in instrumental Activities of daily living
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