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CogChamps: Efficacy of using Cognition Champions to embed a new model of hospital care for hospitalised older patients.

  • Recruitment status at the time of last update
  • What is the status of the ethics application?
    Ethics status: Approved
  • Prospective – trial registered prior to recruitment of first participant.

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    Up to date
    (Last updated: 21/4/2017)
  • Ethics status: Approved
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  • Up to date
    Has the trial been updated in the last 6 months?
Key trial Information

Trial ID


Date registered

21 April 2017

Health condition

Dementia , Delirium , Cognitive Impairment

Recruitment countries


Recruitment site location(s) (State)


Recruitment status


Anticipated date of first participant enrolment


Ethics application status


Brief summary

This project aims to improve the quality of care for older people with dementia when admitted to hospital by targeting delirium - a common condition in this population associated with serious adverse consequences. Experienced nurses at the Princess Alexandra Hospital will be provided with comprehensive education regarding the identification, prevention and management of delirium. They will subsequently pass this education onto other nurses on their wards. Expected project outcomes include improvements in nursing practices for patients with cognitive impairment (dementia and delirium).


Key inclusion criteria

Patients - patients admitted to one of the study wards aged 65 years and older with a documented diagnosis of dementia or delirium, or report of confusion, memory problems or other cognitive impairment (e.g. memory problems, mild cognitive impairment) in the patient’s chart, or reported verbally by the Charge Nurse.

CogChamps - .. CogChamps were required to have over two years clinical experience and (a) a specific interest in dementia and delirium, or (b) have leadership skills.

Minimum age

18 Years

Maximum age

No limit


Both males and females

Key exclusion criteria

Patient exclusion criteria - patients aged less than 65 years,
CogChamps exclusion criteria - less than 2 years of nursing experince

Contact details and further information

Primary Sponsor

Type: University
Name: Queensland University of Technology
Address: 2 George St, Brisbane Qld 4000
Country: Australia

Contact person for information and recruitment

Dr Catherine Travers
Dementia Collaborative Research Centre
Level 6, N Block
Queensland University of Technology,
Victoria Park Rd.,
Kelvin Grove Qld 4059
+61 07 3138 3057