Chronic Benzodiazepines and Related Drugs Users | Use of Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs in the Elderly
Chronic Benzodiazepines and Related Drugs Users research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The aim of this study is to evaluate benzodiazepines and related drugs (zolpidem and
zopiclone) usage in an outpatient population of chronic users over 65 years in France using a
questionnaire assessing substance dependence according to DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of mental disorders) international standards.
Who is eligible to participate?
- 65 years old or more,
- benzodiazepines or benzodiazepines related drugs treatment for at least three months,
- written consent and without exclusion criteria.
- no written consent form
- difficulties to understand or speak french
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Chronic Benzodiazepines and Related Drugs Users
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Start Date: February 2012
Completed Date: February 2014
Primary Outcome: Dependence according to DSM IV criteria
Secondary Outcome: withdrawal syndrome
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Pascale Jolliet, PUPH
Lead Sponsor: Nantes University Hospital