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Table 6 CGA adjustments following the pilot

From: Comprehensive geriatric assessment pilot of a randomized control study in a Swedish acute hospital: a feasibility study

  Original protocol Adjustments after pilot
FRESH-screen Screen in ED Screen in ED or during baseline
Control ward One Three
Inclusion Three per week Two per week
Follow up assessments Home visit Telephone interview p.r.n.
Baseline Complete on ward Complete at place of discharge p.r.n.
Data collection Complete in entirety Allow for incomplete data/refusal
Complete as piece work if required
Assessment and questionnaire Organized by category Reorganized by importance of domain
Stagger physically exerting tests
Length of questionnaire Full assessment: baseline, 1, 6, and 12 months Condense 1- and 6-month follow-ups
Questions and language Swedish and Latin alphabet Use translators and symbols if required
  1. ED emergency department, p.r.n. pro re nata