About the project
Title: Outcomes and measures of delirium interventional studies in palliative care to inform a core outcome set: A systematic review
Funder: Canadian Institute of Health Research
Time frame: Completed
Contact for more details: Professor Miriam Johnson
The purpose of this review is to inform core outcome set development by examining outcomes, their definitions, measures and time-points in published palliative care studies of delirium prevention or treatment delirium interventions.
Trials of delirium treatments report different measures but little is known about those used in palliative care trials of people with advanced disease in palliative care services even delirium is common, and distressing in this patient group. If we can agree what to measure, we can bring together the findings of different studies to get a better picture of how best to treat such people.
We studied the published research to see what has been measured to date in order to inform a consensus process to agree the best measures to use in future studies.
Agar MR, Siddiqi N, Hosie A, et al. Outcomes and measures of delirium interventional studies in palliative care to inform a core outcome set: A systematic review. Palliative Medicine. 2021;35(10):1761-1775. doi: 10.1177/02692163211040186