Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Andrea Maier andrea.maier@unimelb.edu.au + 61383872137 Personal web page
Dr Esmee Reijnierse esmee.reijnierse@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is currently the most important assessment tool of geriatricians to define the functional, mental and social state of geriatric patients, but not well defined. There is an urgent need to refine the CGA to increase the power to predict detrimental outcome and to increase sensitivity and specificity for changes of geriatric conditions over time.

From 2013-2015 all patients of a Dutch academic geriatric outpatient clinic were assessed using a standardized CGA, the unique dataset is now available for data analysis to define

  1. the functional,
  2. mental and
  3. social domain of the CGA.

The defined CGA will then be validated in a dataset of Australian geriatric outpatients. Three positions are available.

Prerequisite: intention to improve epidemiological/statistical skills, intention to write a journal article, good communication skills, capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.


School Research Themes

Musculoskeletal



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

@AgeMelbourne

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital