Volunteers sought for research on delirium


TITLE: Development of a core outcome set for effectiveness trials of interventions to prevent and/or treat delirium in palliative care (Del-COrS)

We are currently looking for volunteers including: patients, family members, carers, healthcare professionals and researchers with experience of delirium in palliative care.

Participants would complete two online surveys to establish their views on the outcomes that are important to include in future studies of interventions to prevent or to treat delirium in palliative care. We will subsequently invite participants to a meeting to discuss the findings and vote on outcomes they consider important.

Our goal is to develop international consensus on a core outcome set for research studies of treatments within a palliative care setting to prevent, and/or treat delirium.

Researchers look at the effects of potential treatments on patients by measuring an ‘outcome’. For example, in a study of how well a new delirium treatment works in a palliative care setting, an ‘outcome’ might be: whether a person hurt themselves because of delirium.

When a set of main outcomes has been agreed for a health condition, it’s called a ‘core outcome set’. This would allow all studies of delirium in palliative care to be compared and combined.

Please contact Dr Anna Bryans (Research Team Member) at abb526@york.ac.uk if you are interested in participating and pass on this information to anyone who may wish to take part.  

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