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?

Inclusion Criteria: - 65 years old or more, - benzodiazepines or benzodiazepines related drugs treatment for at least three months, - written consent and without exclusion criteria. 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

Study Interventions

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.

Study Arms

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.


Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: February 2012

Completed Date: February 2014


Type: Observational


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


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