Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research
Department / Centre
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof. Andrea Maier 0418737011 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof. Kwang Lim

Summary Domains of the comprehensive geriatric assessment need urgently to be defined to rationalize care for older individuals.

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.

The project is based on multiple existing datatsets and an ongoing observational longitudinal cohort study including very well assessed geriatric outpatient and inpatients. The extensive CGA include data on 1. the functional, 2. mental and 3. social domain of the CGA. Three positions are available (each domain is one project).

Faculty Research Themes

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Cardiometabolic , Musculoskeletal , Ageing

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

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Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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