[PrefCheck: patient-centered treatment planning with older multimorbid patients. Method and design].
SourceZeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 43, 5, (2010), pp. 303-309
1 oktober 2010
Article / Letter to editor
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Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
SubjectNCEBP 11: Alzheimer Centre
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to develop and test a consultation guide (PrefCheck) for general practitioners (GPs) based on geriatric assessment results. The goal of the consultation guide is to facilitate priority setting and treatment planning based on building a partnership with geriatric patients with multiple chronic diseases. METHODS AND AIMS: The mixed method study consists of three complementary parts: (A) health and treatment priorities of 32 patients and their 8 GPs are determined and explored on the basis of assessment results. These findings lead to the development of the consultation guide, which is subsequently tested in a cluster-randomized controlled intervention study (B) with 40 GPs and 320 patients. The aim of this study is to assess whether PrefCheck results in improved agreement in the number of health and treatment priorities between patients and their doctors. The study concludes with an evaluation study (C) with 5 GPs and 15 patients. CONCLUSIONS: Results will be presented in a future publication. In particular it will be demonstrated whether the consultation guide can strengthen the position of older patients in the doctor-patient relationship, increase the level of information on both sides, and contribute to a shared and holistic treatment planning.
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