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Indiana University Dementia Screening Trial

Indiana University Dementia Screening Trial

Overall Status: 
Recruiting
Brief Description: 

This study will assess the harms and benefits of screening for dementia, compared to no screening for dementia, among 4,000 older adults cared for in primary care practices at Wishard Health Services and Indiana University in Indianapolis.

Patient Qualifications: 
Min AgeMax AgeGenderHealthy Volunteers
65 Years
N/A
Both
No
Inclusion Criteria: 
    • At least one office visit to a primary care physician within the previous year
    • No previous diagnosis of dementia or memory problems
    • Ability to communicate in English
Exclusion Criteria: 
    • Permanent resident of a nursing facility
    • Serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
    • Pre-existing diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment
Detailed Description: 

This study will evaluate whether the benefits outweigh the harms of routine screening for dementia among older adults in primary care, when the screening program is coupled with practices ready to provide care for those who screen positive. Participants will be randomized to receive either dementia screening or the usual standard of care with no screening. As appropriate, participants will be referred to the Collaborative Dementia Care Program at Indiana University for a subsequent diagnostic assessment, counseling, and management. Researchers will assess the impact of screening on participants' health-related quality of life and mood and anxiety symptoms. They will also study the cost-effectiveness of screening.

Locations: 
Map Marker CityStateZip CodeStatusPrimary Contact

Geolocation is 39.7794767, -86.1700894

Wishard Health Services-Primary Care Clinics
Indianapolis
Indiana
46202
Recruiting
Amie Frame
317-423-5910
amiframe@iupui.edu

Geolocation is 39.7794767, -86.1700894

Indiana University Health-Primary Care Clinics
Indianapolis
Indiana
46202
Recruiting
Amie Frame
317-423-5910
amiframe@iupui.edu
Lead Sponsor: 
Agency
Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Collaborator Sponsor: 
Agency
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging
Facility Investigators: 
NameRoleAffiliation
Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Regenstrief Institute, IU Center for Aging Research
Study Contact: 
NamePhoneEmail
Amie Frame
317-423-5910
Locations
 
 
ClinicalTrials.gov ID 
Official Title: 
Indiana University Dementia Screening Trial: The IU CHOICE Study
Study Start Date: 
October 2012
Study End Date: 
July 2017
Enrollment: 
4000