Geriatric Intervention in Frail Elderly Patients With Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Conditions: official terms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Geriatric Assessment, Perioperative Care, Colorectal Neoplasms, Frail Elderly
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Geriatric intervention
Type: Other
Overall Status
This is a randomized, controlled trial on frail elderly patients (aged 65+) with colorectal cancer. The patients will be randomized into two groups. The control group will receive standard surgical treatment. The intervention group will in addition go through a preoperative comprehensive geriatric assessment. The assessment will include evaluation of co-morbidity and medication, social status, nutritional status, cognition, depression and physical performance. This assessment will form basis of an individualized perioperative intervention.

The main aim of the study is to see if the number of postoperative complications in this group can be reduced by a perioperative geriatric intervention. A study of inflammation markers in serum will also be performed, with focus on identifying potential biological frailty markers.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 65 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Age 65+

- Elective surgery for colorectal cancer

- Frail

Exclusion Criteria:

- Acute surgery

- Not able to consent

- Does not consent with registration
Dept of gastrointestinal surgery, Oslo University Hospital
Oslo, Norway
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Nina Ommundsen, MD - +4740225685 -
Start Date
February 2011
Oslo University Hospital
Oslo University Hospital
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page