Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Andrea Maier + 61383872137 Personal web page
Dr Esmee Reijnierse 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.

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Research Opportunities

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

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre


Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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