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In the development stage, 100 individual learning

outcomes were identified, reflecting 16 domains. Following the stage

2 validation process, 98 items remained. All items were approved by

the relevant EU societies. In the final validation step, the curriculum

was formally approved by the UEMS sections for Geriatric Medicine

and Emergency Medicine (responsible for curriculae in the respective


Key conclusions:

This curriculum was developed as a formal

collaboration between EUSEM and EUGMS (European Task Force

in GEM) and reflects the need to match the educational development

of a workforce with the changing demographic of the patient

population. The next challenge is ensuring it is embedded into

practice. Future work to address these challenges is underway through

the development of a GEM conference, GEM textbook and dissemin-

ation of information through journal publication and conference



Understanding of the information received at hospital discharge.

Improving communication with caregivers

M.M. González, M.C. Deza, I. Ferrando, C. Cánovas.

Hospital Nustra

Señora de Gracia, Zaragoza, España


The high prevalence of chronic illnesses suffered by the

geriatric patient sometimes makes difficult the understanding of the

information by the caregiver. We want to analyze the level of

understanding of the information given to the family and their



This is a descriptive and prospective study with

inpatients between October-December 2015. Interview with the

main caregiver after the patient

s discharge. Knowledge degree of

the patient

s medical history and consistency with the real

pathologies. Satisfaction with given information, used language.



172 patients included, mean age was 86,65. 64,5% women.

5,8% lived on their own, 19,2% with their spouse, 34,9% with offspring,

32,6% in residence. Barthel at discharge: <20: 37,5%, >60: 25,1%. MSQ

Pfeiffer >3: 54,5%. Charlson: 6,92. Knowledge degree about patients

medical history: tumor 63,6%, HBP (High Blood Pressure) 67,2%,

cardiac insufficiency 54%, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary

Disease) 71,8%, diabetes 72,2%, renal failure 35,1%, anaemia 62,5%,

thyroid disease 25%, arthrosis 32%, stroke 68,8%, dementia 70%,

Parkinson disease 75%, depression 11,4%. Type of information: 40,1%

wants complete information in colloquial language, 28,5% what the

physician considers as appropriate, 14% very simplified, 5,8% in

complex medical terms. 4% goes to the Internet. Satisfaction level

with the information: 43% very satisfied, 43% satisfied, 7% improvable,

1,2% not satisfied.



s satisfaction with the information received in

the hospital is adequate, but there is a low knowledge degree about

the patient

s illnesses. We haven

t found a relationship with the

main caregiver

s profile. It seems necessary to search for strategies

that facilitate communication with the family in the hospital

settings, after analyzing where the possible opportunities for

improvement may be (time, dedication, appropriate language or



Inter-professional education (IPE) in geriatric medicine:

experiences of medical and nursing students from Oxford

University Medical School and Oxford Brookes University

K. Boncey, G.S. Alg, S. Winner, L. Flynn, N. Butt, K. Ashton, J. Bowen,

M. Giles, N. de Savary, J. Martin, S. Tanner, S. Singh, D. Johnson,

H. Bothwell, J. Rudney, Z. Hussain, A. Aquata.

Department of Clinical

Geratology, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford UK, Oxford University Medical

School, UK


There are concerns about effective teamwork between

nurses and doctors. Unreadiness for collaboration, poor com-

munication and bullying relationships affect the quality of patient

care. Unwell elderly patients with challenging/complex problems have

improved health outcomes when they receive collaborative care from

multidisciplinary teams (geriatricians, nurses, therapists). However,

little is known in geriatrics about the effect of IPE on readiness for

collaboration between nurses and doctors. Our study (started in 2015)

aims to determine this.


Medical/nursing students participated in IPE sessions

supervised by nurses/geriatricians. The sessions involved discuss-

ing cases which highlighted scenarios involving collaboration

between healthcare staff. 54 nursing and 50 medical students

completed Readiness for Inter-professional Learning (RIPL) ques-

tionnaires, before and after sessions. Mean RIPL subscale scores

were compared with a Wilcoxson signed-rank test to determine if

the IPE intervention changed student

s attitudes. A group contain-

ing only medical students acted as a control. Free text feedback

addressed the roles of nurses/doctors and concerns about learning



Nursing students in mixed groups had significant improve-

ments in 2 areas:

negative professional identity

(P = 0.0143) and

positive professional identity

(P = 0.0069). Medical students in

mixed groups had significant improvements in 3 areas, notably

teamwork and collaboration

(P = 0.0012), but also both



positive professional identity

. None showed improvement in


roles and responsibilities

subscale. The control group had no

significant improvement in any subscale scores.


This study continues to demonstrate IPE is an effective

teaching method in geriatrics which can improve student

s commu-

nication/teamwork skills and their perceptions of further shared



Gait pattern of healthy old people for fast walking condition

S. Gillain, M. Boutaayamou, C. Schwartz, M. Demonceau, C. Gerontitis,

E. Salmon, J-L. Croisier, O. Brüls, G. Garraux, J. Petermans.


Hospital of Liège, Belgium


Gait patterns of healthy ageing are needed to allow a

comparison with pathological situations. However few data are

available. Objective: To present gait pattern of healthy older specially

checked to be

healthy walkers



140 volunteers benefited of a geriatric assessment

including clinical and functional evaluations in order to exclude

those having neurologic disorders, a history of fall, a previous

stroke, neuroleptic drugs or alcohol consumption, mood or

cognitive disorders and musculoskeletal complains. Gait data

were simultaneously recorded using a tri-axial accelerometer

carried on the waist and four 3D markers placed on each foot at

the level of the heel and the toe. Volunteers walked at fast self-

selected speed. The extracted gait parameters were: gait speed,

stride length, stride frequency, regularity and symmetry, swing and

stance time, double support time and minimum toe clearance.

Gait speed and stride length were normalized to the right leg

length. A statistical analysis was carried out using SAS 9.4 version.

Results were considered statistically significant at the 5% critical

level a (p-value < 0.05).


Data of twelve gait parameters from sixty six



mean aged of 70 years old (min 65 and max 88 years) were

presented according to gender and age. Significant differences were

shown according to gender.


This work provides reference gait values from

healthy elderly people which can be used by clinicians and


Oral presentations / European Geriatric Medicine 7S1 (2016) S1