DRIE 2 - Dehydration Recognition In our Elders, re-test
In the DRIE study we developed a 3-stage test or decision tree that identifies when older people living in care homes are not drinking enough (they are dehydrated). This 3-stage test has been checked, assessed and modified by our advisory groups (people living in care homes, and also care home staff), to ensure that it is practical and acceptable to use in care homes.
We commenced DRIE 2 in June 2014 and we are aiming to recruit a further 200 people living in care homes, to check that the 3-stage test really works well. Participants take part in a short interview that includes a blood test, some questions, a blood pressure check, some physical tests and a urine test.
Who has assessed the ethical implications of the research?
The research has been checked and approved by the National Research Ethics Service Committee Wales REC 7 (14/WA/0145, 25th April 2014). More information about the National Research Ethics Service can be found on their website.
For more information
To read about the DRIE 2 study in greater detail download the DRIE 2 protocol.
This is the information sheet about DRIE 2.
This is the more detailed DRIE 2 participant information sheet.
The process of assessing the ability to provide informed consent, and of gaining informed consent and consultee agreement is the same as in the DRIE study, and is detailed in the DRIE 2 protocol.
Publications, and other outputs
For the publications from this study, and other outputs, see the outputs page.
DRIE 2 is registered with the ISRCTN register: ISRCTN58315094, see http://controlled-trials.com/ISRCTN58315094